Price: 1,500 yen/$15.00 U.S. (digital purchase on Bandcamp)
1. Bae Pogpoh
This is the 2013 release of shakuhachi artist Jeff Cairns and string artist extraordinaire Jeff Bird. A chance re-union after 35 years re-kindled a musical spark set in adolecent times that burns brightly in this work. All pieces are one-off thematic improvisations.
This is the 2006 release by Jeff Cairns and Izumi Fujikawa of traditional and modern pieces for shakuhachi and koto recorded on the concert stage of Mifune Culture Center's main stage in Kumamoto, Japan.
Price: 1,000 yen/$10.00 U.S. (Purchase on Bandcamp)
2. Backwards Motion
3. Fuyu no kumo (Winter's Clouds)
4. Feather's of Guilt
5. Piper's Dream
6. Train Without Questions
8. Hanabashi (Flower Bridge)
9. You Called
This is the first release by acoustic guitarist Darby Stands and Shakuhachi player Jeff
Cairns. The 9 pieces were composed by the duo between 1995 and 1997 and represent images garnered from their varied experiences in Kumamoto, Japan. Darby is now often found wandering the barren night streets of the Kansai region of Japan where he is involved in various musical projects and Jeff resides as a fixture in Kumamoto.
Shinji Hirata - double bass, Erina Haraguchi - violin, Michael Moonbear - pots and bowls
4. Of Fools and Hills
5. The Last Rain
3. Mid-West Rain
6. I Shuttered
This is the first in a series of improvisational music performances recorded live at BigFish Studio. Players are invited with no forewarning of what is to happen musically, but asked simply to join in the communication and breathe together.
This is the first attempt at musical immortality
by the troubadourial trio Mother Tongue. Descretely drawing influences
from the likes of Frank
Zappa, Brian Eno and Barry White, their prime
directive is to push the integral envelope. Dispassionate toward
convention, though never so much so as to miss out a good lick now
and then, and outlanders to borders, new
avenues are the only compass point worth following for Mother. Mother's
oft-time non-linear musical commentary on the human condition promises
to offer new insights
at every listen.
A live recording on the stage of Mifune Concert Hall in Mifune, Kumamoto, Japan with Jeff Cairns (shakuhachi), Izumi Fujikawa (koto) and Jim Kacian (haiku). All haiku were created by Jim only moments before recording and all music was created in the moment and spontaneously by Jeff and Izumi in concert with the haiku presented.