6 November 2012


Out of the vaults of Nick - Enjoy.......


Hozan Yamamoto, shakuhachi
Masahiko Sato, piano, electric piano
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion

On B3 only:
Kazutoki Umezu, bass clarinet
Yoriyuki Harada, piano
Katsuo Kuninaka, bass
Shota Koyama, drums

A1. Tohne (Distant sounds) 05:00
A2. Dry                    06:28
A3. White Autumn           06:43

B1. Minamoto               03:59
B2. Sounds                 10:41
B3. Midare                 06:18

Recorded live at Donau Hall, Donaueschingen, 18 October 1980.

NEXT WAVE/Nippon Phonogram 25PJ-1006.
Album series title : Donaueschinger Musiktage/1980, Jazz of Japan, vol.1.



onxidlib said...
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wightdj said...

Looks good, thanks.

Ah So Bozo said...

Bozo doffs the clown cap in sincere thanks and admiration to and for the Nick and others responsible for all the Japanese wonders that have been exposed to the Sol-World! Many,many thanks!

SOTISE said...

wow thank you!!

аффтор said...

thanks a lot.
what a gemstone!

corvimax said...

Yamamoto presence makes it particularly appealing to me, many thanks Nick and onxidlib

rebf942 said...

Many thanks.

Nuage fiché qui rêve said...

Merci Onxidlib !

roberto t. said...

vol.1 leaves me in sweet waiting for n.2, at least. Thank you!

Nick said...

Volume 2 is "Danke" with Kazutoki Umezu on reeds etc and Yoriyuki Harada on piano. It's good too, but you can still get it on CD from


whereas I've never seen Volume 1 on cd.


Harvey Dog said...

Awesome! Thanks, John

toci said...

Many thanks!

Newk said...

I used to own an absolutely beautiful Hozan Yamamoto LP with Masabumi Kikuchi and Gary Peacock (his name misspelled on the cover), the name of which I can't recall. DJ Krush sampled it on his Meiso album. Any one know this album?

SOTISE said...

Newk you must be thinking of 'the Silver world'

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for putting that up. Recordings with Hozan Yamamoto from the 1970s and 1980s are really hard to find nowadays. Anyway, recently I discovered a video of him with Yosuke Yamashita recorded at the Klaviersommer in Munich 1985. It can be watched, streamed, etc. here



Newk said...

Sotise: Yes, indeed! I bought that record from two men who were selling everything in their apartment. They had a very eclectic record collection (disco,prog,comedy) including many with sleeves entirely in Japanese that I just gambled on. One of the other records I pulled was an album of bossa nova played on a shakuhachi.

Anonymous said...

please can you reupload the 3 masters album thank for sharing all these fantastic artists of japan

sikes said...

Hi onxidlib, could you re-up this please, thanks

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