HOZAN YAMAMOTO is head of the Hozan-kai Shakuhachi Guild, performer, teacher, composer and pioneer in expanding the possibilities of the shakuhachi,

Hozan Yamamoto attended the Seiha Music College graduating in 1962. After formation with Reibo Aoki and Katsuya Yokoyama of the widely acclaimed "Shakuhachi Sanbon Kai" trio in 1966, he electrified the conservative traditional scene by applying his talents to a variety of crossover collaborations beginning with the jazz idiom in 1967. These have led him to work with such world renowned musicians as Ravi Shankar, Jean Pierre Rampal, Tony Scott and Gary Peacock. Through the 1970's and '80's to the present he has led the shakuhachi world receiving innumerable honors, including Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Education Ministerial awards for his performances, recordings (numbering in the hundreds) and compositions. He currently serves as lecturer at The Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. Hozan Yamamoto was designated as a Living National Treasure in 2002.

Includes a shakuhachi honkyoku performed by four of the six great masters of the post-WWII generation.

1. Yamaguchi Goro
Sokaku Reibo (20:54)
2. Yokoyama Katsuya
San An (7:10)
3. Yamamoto Hozan
Kogarashi (c. Nakao Tozan I - 1923) (7:34)
4. Aoki Reibo &Yokoyama Katsuya
Shika no Tone (11:10)

CD $16.00 $12.50


S-Y2b. MITSUDOMOE: Live Concert in Europe [I] CD $19.50
Modern compositions. Shakuhachi, shamisen, 20-string koto, Taiko.

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Thirty years have passed since Hozan Yamamoto's appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival. He joins Wolfgang Mitterer in this latest offering.

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