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Yamamoto Hozan

山本 邦山

Yamamoto Hozan
October 6, 1937 - February 10, 2014

Shakuhachi

Head of the Hozan-kai Shakuhachi Guild, performer, teacher, composer and pioneer in expanding the possibilities of the shakuhachi, Hozan Yamamoto attended the Seiha Music College graduating in 1962. After formation with Reibo Aoki and Katsuya Yokoyama of the widely acclaimed "Shakuhachi Sanbon Kai" trio in 1966, he electrified the conservative traditional scene by applying his talents to a variety of crossover collaborations beginning with the jazz idiom in 1967. These have led him to work with such world renowned musicians as Ravi Shankar, Jean Pierre Rampal, Tony Scott and Gary Peacock. Through the seventies and eighties he led the shakuhachi world receiving innumerable honors, including Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Education Ministerial awards for his performances, recordings (numbering in the hundreds) and compositions. He served as lecturer at The Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music.

Designated Living National Treasure in 2002.

Students

Albums

Again and Again Again and Again

Amigos Amigos

Best Take 1 - Yamamoto Hozan Best Take 1 - Yamamoto Hozan

Breath Breath

Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 1 Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 1

Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 2 Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 2

Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 3 Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 3

Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 4 Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 4

Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 5 Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 5

Four Seasons of Bamboo Four Seasons of Bamboo

Haru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1 Haru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1

Yamamoto Hozan with Sawai Tadao, Sawai Kazue, and Miyamoto Yujiko

Haru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2 Haru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2

Yamamoto Hozan with Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai and Miyamoto Yujiko

Hozan Yamamoto vs Four Men Hozan Yamamoto vs Four Men

Isaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan Isaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan

Kangetsu Kangetsu

Kangetsu (Disk 2) Kangetsu (Disk 2)

Keden Keden

An Interplay of Koto, Shakuhachi and Jazz Flute. Flutes by Chris Hinze

Kyorai Kyorai

An Interplay of Shakuhachi and Jazz Flute. Flutes by Chris Hinze

Lakeside Wind, The Lakeside Wind, The


Masters of Zen - Shakuhachi And Organ

Thirty years have passed since Hozan Yamamoto's appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival. He joins Wolfgang Mitterer in this latest offering.


Mitsudomoe - Live Concert In Europe

Modern compositions. Shakuhachi, shamisen, 20-string koto and taiko drums.

New Hogagku Shakuhachi New Hogagku Shakuhachi

Saichi Saichi

Shakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1 Shakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1

Shakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2 Shakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2

Shakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 3 Shakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 3

Silky Adventure Silky Adventure


Silver World

Take; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 1 Take; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 1

Take; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 2 Take; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 2

Ten-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan Ten-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan

Ten-I - 2 Works by Yamamoto Hozan Ten-I - 2 Works by Yamamoto Hozan

Works of Hozan Yamamoto 1 Works of Hozan Yamamoto 1

Works of Hozan Yamamoto 2 Works of Hozan Yamamoto 2

Works of Hozan Yamamoto 3 Works of Hozan Yamamoto 3

Works of Hozan Yamamoto 4 Works of Hozan Yamamoto 4

Works of Hozan Yamamoto 5 Works of Hozan Yamamoto 5

Yamamoto Hozan - Ginkai Yamamoto Hozan - Ginkai

Yamamoto Hozan no Sekai; Kankyu Yamamoto Hozan no Sekai; Kankyu

Yasuko Nakashima Buson's Touka Yasuko Nakashima Buson's Touka

Yuzuriita Yuzuriita

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
A Quivering Leaf, Ask the WindsMusic For Zen Meditation
After the Snow, The FragranceMusic For Zen Meditation
AgainAgain and Again
Aki for Two ShakuhachiHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 3
Aki no KyokuHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
AliciaAmigos
Ame (Yamamoto)Ten-I - 2 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
AmigosAmigos
AoyagiFascination of the Shakuhachi - 1
Asa KazeKangetsu (Disk 2)
BabeliaAmigos
Balada De Un CaminoAmigos
Bamboo HolydayBreath
Bamboo ShootsLakeside Wind, The
Bamboo ShootsSilky Adventure
Basic FlightBreath
Black OrpheLakeside Wind, The
BonnonFascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
Breath EpilogueBreath
Breath PrologBreath
ButssanFascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
Chidori no KyokuHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
Chidori no KyokuIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Chidori no KyokuMasterpieces of the Koto
Chikurai Gosho 1 - FundaSaichi
Chugoku Chiho no KomoriutaIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Classics Sound ContemporaryKyorai
Commodore DriveSilky Adventure
Concerto For Shakuhachi And OrchestraSaichi
Earlham BluesSilky Adventure
Eastern CeremonyBreath
Ekoh (Shomyo)Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
EncounterBreath
Encounter of Shakuhachi and FluteKyorai
Epilogue (Silver World)Silver World
Epilogue (Silver World)Yamamoto Hozan - Ginkai
Etenraku HensokyokuHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
Five Dialogs - 1 A Masochistic Dialogue with the Cursed CounterpartHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 3
Five Dialogs - 2 A weird Dialog with the Voice of AncestorsHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 3
Five Dialogs - 3 A Sentimental Dialogue with the DecliningHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 3
Five Dialogs - 4 A Satirical Dialogue with a Beautiful SinnerHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 3
Five Dialogs - 5 On the Unknown or DeathHibiki - Contemporary Music for Japanese Traditional Instruments - 3
Five Spot After DarkLakeside Wind, The
FragmentsAgain and Again
Funauta (Masahiko)Silky Adventure
GarandouHozan Yamamoto vs Four Men
Hachidan no ShirabeFascination of the Shakuhachi - 3
Hachidan no ShirabeHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
Hagi no TsuyuFascination of the Shakuhachi - 2
Hagi no TsuyuSankyoku
Haru no UmiHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1
HazamaHozan Yamamoto vs Four Men
Heavy Shower, ASilver World
Heavy Shower, AYamamoto Hozan - Ginkai
HiyokuKeden
HomeAgain and Again
Hototogisu no KyokuSokyoku Jiuta Taikei 43
Iberian SunsetLakeside Wind, The
Iberian SunsetSilky Adventure
IchikotsuBest Take 1 - Yamamoto Hozan
IchikotsuSaichi
IchikotsuTen-I - 2 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
ImayohIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Impression of HikoneLakeside Wind, The
In'yokuTen-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
Is All Not OneMusic For Zen Meditation
IwashimizuFamous Tozan Ryu Pieces
IwashimizuKangetsu
JoyBreath
Jump for JoyAgain and Again
Kan OtsuTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 2
KangetsuKangetsu
KankyuTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 1
Kare San SuiFascination of the Shakuhachi - 2
Kaze no Uta (Sawai)Haru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1
Kazoe UtaHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
Kimiga YoHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
Kiri no HibikiTen-I - 2 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
KogarashiJapan - Music of the Shakuhachi
KogarashiKangetsu (Disk 2)
KogarashiShakuhachi Nyumon
KogarashiShakuhachi Tokusen
Kojo no TsukiIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Koto to Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku IchikotsuHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1
KotobukiTen-I - 2 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
Lines and SpacesAgain and Again
LullabyAgain and Again
Midare RinzetsuFascination of the Shakuhachi - 4
Midare RinzetsuHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1
MistyLakeside Wind, The
Miyama JishiFascination of the Shakuhachi - 1
Mubanso Shakuhachi Kumikyoku Dai Goban PersiaWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 01
Mubanso Shakuhachi Kumikyoku Dai NibanWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 01
Mubanso Shakuhachi Kumikyoku Dai Rokuban ZuisoWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 02
Mubanso Shakuhachi Kumikyoku Dai SanbanWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 01
Mubanso Shakuhachi Kumikyoku Dai Shichiban ShinoWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 02
Mubanso Shakuhachi Kumikyoku Dai YonbanWorks for Shakuhachi by Shinichi Yuize - 01
Murmuring Sound of the Mountain Stream, TheMusic For Zen Meditation
MyougaTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 2
NanaAmigos
NanakomachiFascination of the Shakuhachi - 2
Nanatsu no KoIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Nebiki no MatsuFascination of the Shakuhachi - 3
Nikan no FuTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 2
OhgiTen-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
OrientalKyorai
OtonoAmigos
PalpitacionAmigos
Passing RainAgain and Again
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 1
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Practice ExercisesShakuhachi Primer Record for 5-Lined Staff Notation - 2
Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra (Sutra Chant)Music For Zen Meditation
Prologue (Silver World)Silver World
Prologue (Silver World)Yamamoto Hozan - Ginkai
RainbowBreath
RakkaKeden
RenriKeden
Rokudan no ShirabeHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1
Rokudan no ShirabeIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
SakuraHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 2
SakuraIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Sange (Shomyo)Fascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
Sanjoh ShakjohFascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
Sanzen (Moment of Truth)Music For Zen Meditation
Satori (Enlightenment)Music For Zen Meditation
SawanoseSilver World
SawanoseYamamoto Hozan - Ginkai
SeijakuTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 1
SeikaihaKangetsu (Disk 2)
SeotoHaru no Umi - Koto Meikyoku Sen - 1
Shakuhachi NijusokyokuKineya Seiho Sakuhin Shû
Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai NibanTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 1
Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai SanbanWorks of Hozan Yamamoto 5
Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai ShibanWorks of Hozan Yamamoto 5
Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai ShibanWorks of Hozan Yamamoto 5
Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai ShibanWorks of Hozan Yamamoto 5
Shakuhachi Shijusokyoku Dai IchibanTen-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
Shakuhachi's PrologKeden
Shakuhachi's PrologKyorai
Shichi BongosanFascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
ShikarareteIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Shiki no YanagiSokyoku Miyagi Michio Sakuhin Hen III
Shikyoku No 2Yamamoto Hozan no Sekai; Kankyu
Shin SugomoriSokyoku Jiuta Taikei 44
ShouchiTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 2
Silky AdventureLakeside Wind, The
Silky AdventureSilky Adventure
Silver WorldSilver World
Silver WorldYamamoto Hozan - Ginkai
SmileAgain and Again
SohsauFascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
Solea BluesAmigos
SougaHozan Yamamoto vs Four Men
Stone Garden of Ryoan TempleSilver World
Stone Garden of Ryoan TempleYamamoto Hozan - Ginkai
Summer TimeLakeside Wind, The
SunayamaIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Tail WindSilky Adventure
TaiwaHozan Yamamoto vs Four Men
TakeTake; Yamamoto Hozan Shakuhachi Sakuhin Shu - 1
Take FiveLakeside Wind, The
Take no GunzoWorks of Hozan Yamamoto 5
Take no Shiki - AkiBest Take 1 - Yamamoto Hozan
Take no Shiki - AkiFour Seasons of Bamboo
Take no Shiki - FuyuFour Seasons of Bamboo
Take no Shiki - HaruFour Seasons of Bamboo
Take no Shiki - NatsuFour Seasons of Bamboo
Tanzei Shichi BongosanFascination of the Shakuhachi - 5
Tarantos De EsteponaAmigos
Ten'iTen-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
ThianammenAmigos
To Drift Like CloudsMusic For Zen Meditation
TooryanseIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan
Tristeza Sobre Las EstrellasAmigos
TsuidoTen-I - 1 Works by Yamamoto Hozan
Tsuru no KoeFascination of the Shakuhachi - 1
Tsuru no Sugomori (Tozan)Saichi
Tsuru no Sugomori (Tozan)Shakuhachi - Chidori No Kyoku
Tsuru no Sugomori (Tozan)Tozan Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku Shusei - Vol 1
Two FlyingAmigos
Uji MeguriFascination of the Shakuhachi - 4
Village WestLakeside Wind, The
Village WestSilky Adventure
WakanaFascination of the Shakuhachi - 4
Wave IKyorai
Wave II - NehanKeden
We AreAgain and Again
Yamaga ReminiscenceLakeside Wind, The
Yoyo no HoshiFascination of the Shakuhachi - 3
Za-Zen (Meditation)Music For Zen Meditation
ZuizuizukkorobashiIsaac Stern - The Classic Melodies of Japan

Composed or Arranged

Shakuhachi Compositions
YearTitleKanjiAlternate Title

Bamboo Holyday


Basic Flight


Breath Epilogue


Breath Prolog


Classics Sound Contemporary


Eastern Ceremony


Encounter


Encounter of Shakuhachi and Flute出会い


Gendai Reibo (Yamamoto)現代鈴慕


Haru


Hiun飛雲


In'yoku陰陽句


Joy (Yamamoto)


Kan Otsu甲乙


Kankyu


Kari


Kiri no Hibiki


Kotobuki寿


Myouga


Ohgi


Rainbow (Yamamoto)


Renri


Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai Goban Kakeai
Shakuhachi duo no.5 Kakeai

Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai Niban尺八二重奏曲 第二番
Shakuhachi duo no.2

Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai Sanban尺八二重奏曲 第三番


Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Dai Shiban尺八二重奏曲 第四番


Shakuhachi Shijusokyoku Dai Ichiban尺八四重奏曲 第一番
Shakuhachi quartet no.1

Shakuhachi Shijusokyoku Dai Niban尺八四重奏曲 第二番
Shakuhachi quartet no.2

Shakuhachi's Prolog尺八プロローグ


Shion紫苑


Shouchi生地


Take


Take no Gunzo竹の群像


Take no Shiki - Aki竹の四季より 秋
Four Seasons of Bamboo - Autumn

Take no Shiki - Fuyu竹の四季より 冬
Four Seasons of Bamboo - Winter

Take no Shiki - Haru竹の四季より 春
Four Seasons of Bamboo - Spring

Take no Shiki - Natsu竹の四季より 夏
Four Seasons of Bamboo - Summer

Ten'i天為


Toge Bana峠花


Zuisei瑞星


Ame (Yamamoto)

1961
Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Take
Shakuhachi duo Take
1966
Ichikotsu壱越
Tuning in D
1966
Koto to Shakuhachi Nijusokyoku Ichikotsu
Duo for koto and shakuhachi Ichikotsu
1970
Nihon no Shakuhachi no Tame no Meika
Meika for 2 shakuhachi
1971
Tsuido

1972
Nikan no Fu二管の譜

1974
Seijaku静寂

1975
In - Nihon no Shakuhachi to Dagakki - Koe Ni Yoru
In - 2 shakuhachi - percussions and chorus
1976
Keden径顛

1976
Niougaran仁王伽藍

Koto Compositions

Kamimu


Renri


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