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» Who Is Your Favorite Shakuhachi Player?

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Right now, mine is Kaoru Kakizakai, but I need to listen to many more.

Who are your favorites?


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QUOTE(tootieflutie58 @ Apr 13 2017, 07:54 AM) *
Right now, mine is Kaoru Kakizakai, but I need to listen to many more.

Who are your favorites?


Kakizakai is fabulous, his technique is so impeccable! He is very much in the Watazumi/Yokoyama dokyoku school of playing.

Among my favorites
Riley Lee, who was also a student of Yokoyama.
Bronwyn Kirkpatrick (my teacher), who studied with Riley Lee and Kakizakai
Yamaguchi Goro, one of the most highly regarded Kinko ryu players ever
Rodrigo Rodriguez, also a Kinko player
Kominato Akihisa, studied with Yamaguchi Goro, incredibly versatile player

There are lots of Youtube videos available for these players, I will give you some favorite links.
Riley Lee - San An
Bronwyn Kirkpatrick - Tamuke
Yamaguchi Goro and Aoki Reibo - Shika no Tone Part 1
Shika no Tone Part 2
Winter Night - Rodrigo Rodriguez
Kominato Akihisa - mini documentary

I hope you enjoy these. There are many many other great players to listen to out there, I hope you find them all!

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QUOTE(pfred @ Apr 13 2017, 05:01 PM) *
Kakizakai is fabulous, his technique is so impeccable! He is very much in the Watazumi/Yokoyama dokyoku school of playing.

Among my favorites
Riley Lee, who was also a student of Yokoyama.
Bronwyn Kirkpatrick (my teacher), who studied with Riley Lee and Kakizakai
Yamaguchi Goro, one of the most highly regarded Kinko ryu players ever
Rodrigo Rodriguez, also a Kinko player
Kominato Akihisa, studied with Yamaguchi Goro, incredibly versatile player

There are lots of Youtube videos available for these players, I will give you some favorite links.
Riley Lee - San An
Bronwyn Kirkpatrick - Tamuke
Yamaguchi Goro and Aoki Reibo - Shika no Tone Part 1
Shika no Tone Part 2
Winter Night - Rodrigo Rodriguez
Kominato Akihisa - mini documentary

I hope you enjoy these. There are many many other great players to listen to out there, I hope you find them all!


Thank you! Those were nice! I especially enjoyed Rodrigo Rodriguez.

I will continue to listen and look for more! smile.gif


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I listen to a lot of Riley Lee. I like both his traditional and not so traditional approach to the instrument.


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I have mostly Stan Richardson, and Riley Lee, and a smattering of others, whose names elude me at the moment, in my music library. However, if it was easy to acquire, I would also have Kurahashi.

In live performance, I have only listened to Stan Richardson, Riley Lee, Chris Blasdel, and Yoshio Kurahashi.

I also have a lot of Peter Phippen, who plays non-traditional technique, on shakuhachi, but he also plays world flutes. Most world flute players, have a favorite flute form, but play well on whatever forms they record with, so if they record on shakuhachi, they usually play well.

One of the most impressive recordings I have listened to, was a professor at Texas A&M, who wrote an original score for shakuhachi flute with symphonic music, using a Japanese performer for the shakuhachi parts, who I was totally unfamiliar with. This was, of course, not at all traditional, but still a very impressive work. He was at Stan's a couple of times, when I was there, along with a number of other players, for get togethers. He played the score for us to hear, on his laptop, connected to Stan's sound system.

The U.S. shakuhachi world, is a lot smaller, and easier to know who all of the top performers are, while Japan's is much harder to get to know. There are also excellent performers from other parts of the world, including Canada. Riley is from Australia, but he studied in Hawaii, and recorded some of his early music there, some of which I have in my library.

There are some other non-traditional performers, who play in genres that I don't listen to a lot, that are well known..........their genres just don't appeal to me.


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For my birthday, Helen gave me a copy of Ralph Samuelson's "The Universal Flute", It is a wonderful album so I will be looking into more of Ralph's work.


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I LOVE this performance.
Goro is the consummate superb master, eminently listenable. That being said, I personally find something about Reibo's technique to be absolutely amazing!!

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These are nice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-9uDe5ceNI - Justin Senryu & Rodrigo Rodriguez - Beneath High Cliffs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpBs3Bv_lyo - Yamaguchi Goro - Tsuki no kyoku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grf-MHu1gfQ - Yodo Kurahashi - Futaiken Sanya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEJQ8jBcsnI - koku - Kazushi Matama

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This one is an hour long!

Katsuya Yokoyama - The Art of Shakuhachi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZDBztK_MYE


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxHVCf0HojM - Kaoru Kakizakai playing Gekkou Routeki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piVMCNivHp8 - Kaoru Kakizakai - Miyama Higurashi by Fukuda Rando
This is lovely but that guy on his cell phone ruins it if you watch! Just listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ylh0C5Wsog - Kaoru Kakizakai and Yoko Hiraoka Haru no Umi


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OK, three more and then I'm quitting - for now! smile.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxHVCf0HojM - Kaoru Kakizakai playing Gekkou Routeki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piVMCNivHp8 - Kaoru Kakizakai - Miyama Higurashi by Fukuda Rando
This is lovely but that guy on his cell phone ruins it if you watch! Just listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ylh0C5Wsog - Kaoru Kakizakai and Yoko Hiraoka Haru no Umi


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Thanks for all the links. I have heard very little shakuhachi and I do need to listen a bit since I got my first shakuhachi not long ago. Gifted to me by a freidn who has lived in Japan for a very long time, when I visited him.


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QUOTE(Gerard @ Apr 29 2017, 10:29 AM) *
Thanks for all the links. I have heard very little shakuhachi and I do need to listen a bit since I got my first shakuhachi not long ago. Gifted to me by a freidn who has lived in Japan for a very long time, when I visited him.


Ooo! How exciting! Are you getting much sound out of it yet?

PS: Good to see you here again, Gerard! smile.gif


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Yes it has been a long time...
I have not much problem getting sound, but as for now it is not much playing compared to those masters. By the way, I played a NAF on two occasions in Japan, which was appreciated much.


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Kaoru is a great player and I had such a pleasur in one of his classes at the Seattle Matsuri a few years back. Also went ot his concert there last October and chatted a bit afterwards with him. Superb!!



QUOTE(tootieflutie58 @ Apr 13 2017, 07:54 AM) *
Right now, mine is Kaoru Kakizakai, but I need to listen to many more.

Who are your favorites?





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Kaoru is a great player and I had such a pleasur in one of his classes at the Seattle Matsuri a few years back. Also went ot his concert there last October and chatted a bit afterwards with him. Superb!!


Lucky you! I'm jealous!

Nice avi, by the way! Good to see you! smile.gif


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QUOTE(tootieflutie58 @ Apr 13 2017, 07:54 AM) *
Right now, mine is Kaoru Kakizakai, but I need to listen to many more.

Who are your favorites?


Well.. my shakuhachi journey started after I heard Riley Lee at the end of 90s.. To be exact, this specific composition started my Path. Listen at you own risk rolleyes.gif )
This one is still #1 on my most listened list.. I'm happy to have a chance to study with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnupNMo8wGc

Anzan... this is another CD I can loop and listen to the whole day..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQAJIe_OWPM

Masa Yoshizawa.. I got his CD before he became my teacher. Still love his music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX2NloERe6I

Yokoyama Katsuya and Kaoru Kakizakai are great reference for Honkyoku.. besides, Kakizakai sensei is my teacher.

Finally, if I need inspiration regarding shakuhachi in contemporary compositions, I like Dozan Fujiwara. Not on my daily list, but definitely he has some very nice compositions.
Like this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLnflCtCU4

I can add another 50.. let's limit to this laugh.gif


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QUOTE(Yu-Jin @ May 13 2017, 11:28 PM) *
Well.. my shakuhachi journey started after I heard Riley Lee at the end of 90s.. To be exact, this specific composition started my Path. Listen at you own risk rolleyes.gif )
This one is still #1 on my most listened list.. I'm happy to have a chance to study with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnupNMo8wGc

Anzan... this is another CD I can loop and listen to the whole day..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQAJIe_OWPM

Masa Yoshizawa.. I got his CD before he became my teacher. Still love his music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX2NloERe6I

Yokoyama Katsuya and Kaoru Kakizakai are great reference for Honkyoku.. besides, Kakizakai sensei is my teacher.

Finally, if I need inspiration regarding shakuhachi in contemporary compositions, I like Dozan Fujiwara. Not on my daily list, but definitely he has some very nice compositions.
Like this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLnflCtCU4

I can add another 50.. let's limit to this laugh.gif


Those are nice selections to add. smile.gif

I can't believe Kaoru Kakizakai is your teacher!! I am so jealous! Ask him if he'll move to NC for a couple or 20 years to teach me! rolleyes.gif tongue.gif
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QUOTE(tootieflutie58 @ May 14 2017, 12:24 PM) *
Those are nice selections to add. smile.gif

I can't believe Kaoru Kakizakai is your teacher!! I am so jealous! Ask him if he'll move to NC for a couple or 20 years to teach me! rolleyes.gif tongue.gif
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I'm going to see him in CA.. you can come in for lesson too. You and I are kinda the same distance.. you have 5-hour flight, I have 5-hour drive laugh.gif rolleyes.gif
(just joking!!)


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QUOTE(Yu-Jin @ May 15 2017, 03:33 AM) *
I'm going to see him in CA.. you can come in for lesson too. You and I are kinda the same distance.. you have 5-hour flight, I have 5-hour drive laugh.gif rolleyes.gif
(just joking!!)


laugh.gif Um, yeah, about that . . . I do NOT fly! My rule of travel: if it is a mode of travel that I can't say "Stop, I need to get out for a minute" then I am not taking it! This chick is keeping her feet on the ground! tongue.gif
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