Minoru Muraoka - Bamboo


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Released 24th May 2019

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.


Take Five 
Nogamigawa Funauta 
The Positive And The Negative 
And I Love Her 
The House Of The Rising Sun 
Do You Know The Way To San Jose 
Soul Bamboo 
Call Me 
Scarborough Fair

Artist Minoru Muraoka - Bamboo
Title Bamboo
Label Mr. Bongo
Format LP
Release Date 24th May 2019
Cat Number MRBLP195