John Zorn :  Ganryu Island
Cat. # 7319
Released Sep 1998
cd time - 43:03
US Price $16.00
Released in a limited edition on the Yukon label back in 1984 and out of print for well over a decade, Ganryu Island has been hailed as one of the most successful recorded meetings of "East And West." Named after a small island off the coast of Japan where legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro met for the first and last time, John Zorn's meeting with Tsugaru shamisen master Sato Michihiro is at once surprising, dramatic, hilarious and revelatory.

The original release plus 5 never-heard-before out-takes altogether presents the historic 1984 session complete on one CD.
Sato Michihiro: Shamisen
John Zorn: Reeds