Japanese jazz/breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. Uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrumentation 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 & pop classics, coupled with two original songs.

Track List:

1.1 Take Five
1.2 Nogamigawa
1.3 The Positive and the Negative
1.4 And I Love Her
1.5 The House of the Rising Sun
1.6 Do Youknow the Way to San Jose
1.7 Soul Bamboo
1.8 Call Me
1.9 Scarborough Fair

Label: Mr Bongo

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