Phoenix Crying

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Riley Lee (shakuhachi)

Riley Lee continues his survey of the Japanese meditation melodies, or honkyoku, for shakuhachi. These were recorded in the sumptuous acoustic of the Australian National Acoustics Laboratory reverberation room. Riley sounds like he's floating! This CD includes Riley Lee playing both parts of the famous duet "Nesting of the Cranes".


Chôshi / Searching
Tsuru no sugomori / Nesting of the Cranes (Chikuho lineage)
Futaiken reibo / Yearning for the Bell (Futai Temple version)
Echigo san’ya Three Valleys (Echigo district version)
Sukaku / Cranes Nesting (old version) (Chikuho lineage)
Hokyo kokû / Phoenix Crying in the Empty Sky