Japanese jazz / breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. 

Artist: Minoru Muraoka

Genre: Jazz

Label: Mr Bongo

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Uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrumenta on with Western jazz influences. Minoru Muraoka plays ‘shakuhachi’ - a traditional bamboo Japanese flute - joined by his band members accompanying him on the ‘koto’ (strings) and ‘tsu-tsumi’ (drum) amongst others, to create their ‘Shakuhachi Jazz’ sound. Includes cover versions of very well-known jazz and pop classics, coupled with two original songs.

About the artist

Minoru Muraoka was a Japanese shakuhachi player. He became well-known for using the shakuhachi to play jazz music, which was influential on popularizing the instrument in contemporary Japanese music.

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