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Album Review

This ambitious exploration of world jazz music blends the rhythms of Brazil, Japan, and Africa. Flutist John Singer's shakuhachi is combined with the sax, flute, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, and vocals of guest musicians Paul Horn and members of Skywalk. This is a very modern and innovative setting for shakuhachi playing, with its intriguing rhythms and jazz fusion sensibilities. A delightfully fresh approach, Global Motion explores a uniquely American genre and infuses it with a worldly influence that is intoxicatingly appealing.


Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s

John Singer is a master shakuhachi teacher, performer, recording artist, and former shakuhachi instructor at the University of Hawaii. He has been performing on this Japanese bamboo flute since 1975. He studied for several years in Japan under the tutelage of the late shakuhachi Grand Master and Living National Treasure Yamaguchi Goro and shakuhachi master Matsumura Homei. In 1982, he received a Shihan (Master Teacher certificate). John Singer has performed throughout Japan, Hawaii, mainland United...
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