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GANRYU ISLAND (MICHIHIRO SATO / JOHN ZORN)

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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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3.30
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Review by Anthony H.
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3 stars John Zorn: Ganryu Island [1985]

Rating: 5/10

Ganryu Island is a very interesting improvisational record from John Zorn and Japenese musician Sato Michihiro. Anybody familiar with Zorn knows that he is a bit of a Japanophile, and this album is an early example of this interest. Ganryu Island is an unorthodox fusion of Zorn's squeaky brand of avant-garde jazz and Sato's acoustic oriental folk. Sato plays the shamisen, a three-stringed Japanese instrument with a distinct twang. These two wildly different musical styles combine to create a unique improvisational sound.

Zorn's early albums all feature elements of creativity and unconventionality. I appreciate such things in music; however, many of these albums fail to be musically engaging or even interesting. Ganryu Island works, however. Sato's shamisen is hypnotizing, and Zorn's blaring sax provides a fitting contrast to the twanging. As cool as this is, however, it grows rather tiresome over the course of the album's duration. An interesting idea can become quite the opposite after forty-five straight minutes of it. This album would have greatly benefited from more variety. Additional instruments, particularly some sort of percussion, would have made this a much more interesting listen. Regardless, this is indeed a cool album, and I applaud these two musicians for trying something different.

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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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