Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR: The Shakuhachi Jazz of Minoru Muraoka

Now-Again | Apr. 3, 2012 | Picks |

The latest post in Egon’s NPR series Funk Archaeology investigates the hard-to-describe music that shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) jazzer Minoru Muraoka recorded in the psychedelic era of the late 60s and early 70s. And, offered as a free download below, the Cut Chemist edit of Muraoka’s masterpiece “The Positive & The Negative” which Egon refers to in his piece.

Link: The Shakuhachi Jazz of Minoru Muraoka – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR
Download: Minoru Muraoka: “The Positive & The Negative (Cut Chemist Edit).”
More: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.

8 Responses to “Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR: The Shakuhachi Jazz of Minoru Muraoka”

  1. Lacrecia Pettit says:

    Replenishes the sou + lifts the spirit if you hush just listen. <3 the sound.

  2. Lacrecia Pettit says:

    It is a musical masterpiece. Quiets the mind + soul. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Lacrecia Pettit says:

    Replenishes the soul + lifts the spirit if you hush just listen. <3 the sound.

  4. NoWay DJ says:

    Monster track! Been playing it at Sub-Zero radioshow. Congrats!

  5. […] Air Drops – Desi 04. Balam Acab – Just Stay 05. Joanna Newsom – Instrumental 1999 06. Minoru Muraoka – Positive & Negative (Cut Chemist edit) 07. Clogs – Pencil Stick 08. CAN – A Swan […]

  6. […] Now-Again Records recently highlighted the NPR article on Japanese Jazz musician Minoru Muraoka. The short post directs you to the feature where Muraoka’s psychedelic shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) Jazz pieces of the late 60s / early 70s are analyzed. It also includes a (slightly) shorter edit by Cut Chemist of the 9-minute piece “The Positive & The Negative“. Grab a free download of the song here. […]

  7. […] Positive & Negative (Cut Chemist Edit) – Minoru Muraoka Not entirely sure when this is from, but it appeared on the NowAgain blog in April and is as brilliant as it is hypnotic. A swirling mix of Muraoka’s japanese bamboo flute and Cut Chemist’s rolling drums. Get it here […]

  8. Bneja says:

    soooooooo good. still. just came across this post again.
    should be on wax.

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