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Studio Album, released in 1985

Songs / Tracks Listing

LP release:

A1 Ryu Kyu Heishi (Warrior From Ryu Kyu) 6:09
A2 Haguregumo (The Wanderer) 14:10
A3 Two Ronin 3:49
B1 Kagemusha 10:39
B2 Odori Dayu (Evening Dance Of A Courtesan) 5:16
B3 Ganryu Island 11:09
B4 Yoshiwara Kaidan (Ghosts Of The Geisha) 3:30

CD release:

1 Ryukyu Heishi 6:12
2 Haguregumo 14:14
3 Two Ronin 3:53
4 Kagemusha 10:37
5 Odori Dayu 5:31
6 Ganryu Island 11:11
7 Yoshiwara Kaidan 3:27
8 Natsu Matsuri 5:31
9 Girl 5:29
10 Yonaka No Hatashiai 2:07
11 Uma No Koku 2:39
12 Tsugaru Bushido 4:33


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Line-up / Musicians

- Michihiro Sato / shamisen
- John Zorn / reeds

Releases information

LP Yukon Records 2101 (US)
Recorded at Radio City Studio, November 23, 1984

CD Tzadik (TZ 7319), 1998
Originally released 1985 on Yukon Recordings
plus 5 never-heard-before out-takes

Note: Tracks 8-12 are not available on the vinyl edition.

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4 stars I am a big fan of Ganryu Island. I find the persistent rhythmic quality of the shamisen to carries the listener along when the squawking and bawling of zorn's reedplay becomes shrill, and the interplay between the two instruments is just incredible. I know of no other duet, in free jazz or any ... (read more)

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