iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Asian Roots by John Kaizan Neptune & TakéDaké, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Probably the best words to describe John Kaizan Neptune are explorer and adventurer. Almost all the instruments used in TakéDaké are bamboo-only instruments of Neptune's own creation: baliphone (bamboo marimba), bambass, bamboo drum set, bamboo conga, bamboo frame drum, and, of course, shakuhachi. To that are added some other instruments from Bali, Vietnam, and more. TakéDaké in fact means "bamboo only." The music itself is as much an exploration as the instruments themselves. For example, the melody of the first piece "Ocean Motion" is based on a Japanese five-tone folk scale, the 12/8 rhythmic groove is African and it is accompanied by a Vietnamese torung. Two pieces are distinctly Balinese and Javanese in character. The other pieces have Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, African, and other influences. Quite a melting pot, but quite an adventure. Something to satisfy for the best musical travelers. ~ Bruno Deschênes, Rovi

Biography

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

John Kaizan Neptune is one of today's top masters of the Shakuhachi. This California native is also a jazz musician and composer. He has gained respect in both the East and West for his versatile and technically sophisticated melting pot of sounds. He began learning the Shakuhachi in Hawaii with a Japanese Buddhist priest in 1971. In 1973, Neptune went to Japan to continue his Shakuhachi studies for one year, but then returned to Honolulu to complete a degree in ethnomusicology. After graduation,...
Full bio
Asian Roots, John Kaizan Neptune
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries