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New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie

 
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Zensalamander
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PostPosted: 2011-05-22, 06:09    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

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http://silasritchie.bandcamp.com/

Tea Life was made for an art Event that took place April 30th, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA)

A mostly improvisational collaboration between father and son.
Each song bound together by the Tea Thread.

Starts with an ensemble of a Shakuhachi, crotales, accordian and Gong.
Next is a duet of Shakuhachi and Gong Bowing.
There is some kaossilator synthesizer integrated into some of the tracks,
creating a contemporary Zen ambience with the other classic and ancient sounds.

Take a listen and Download if you enjoy.
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PostPosted: 2011-05-23, 19:38    Post subject: Tea Life Music Reply with quote

Hi all, I just wanted to say I am diggin the Tea Life recording from zensalamander's posting in the Trading Post

http://www.shakuhachiforum.eu/t232-New-Album-By-Silas-B-Ritchie-Brian-Taira…

If you're like me and dig spontaneous and raw improvisations, you'll dig this. Loving it already!
- Perry
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PostPosted: 2011-05-23, 19:47    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

I have moved the post by Zensalamander to the Media Center where it belongs and merged the two posts (the second from Perry) in a thread together... just so you know! Mr. Green

And yes... what a father son duo!!!!
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PostPosted: 2011-05-24, 14:52    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

Thanks Kiku!
I am totally into this recording. It's like Sun RA meets Watazumi in a Zen Monastery in Brooklyn. Buy it Now!
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... what a father son duo!!!!

I hope they collaborate as deeply as Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno!


Peace, Perry
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PostPosted: 2011-05-25, 02:09    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

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I am totally into this recording. It's like Sun RA meets Watazumi in a Zen Monastery in Brooklyn. Buy it Now!


That's a good one, Perry. I enjoyed it as well. From what little I understand of the shakuhachi flute, it seems to be able to wear many masks and wear them all well.

BTW, I saw Sun Ra in Burlington, VT in 1985. It was at Hunts theatre. He calmly walked out on the small stage and said in a gentle voice, "I would like to share something with you about Jazz music." He and his band, "The Arkestra", began to play a lively ragtime number (he on an acoustic grand piano)... which gradually morphed into every significant evolutionary step in the changing panorama of Jazz history.

The concert lasted for nearly 90 minutes, one song seamlessly segwaying into the next: Dixieland, swing, bebop, Cool, modern, free jazz, fusion and his own brand of "Cosmic" jazz. It was a brilliant performance. By the time he finished the show, he was playing electronic synthesized keyboards and creating some of the most bubbling, unearthly, abstract soundscapes. May he rest in Eternal peace on Saturn (his true home).

I digress? Sorry... I can see a viable parallel though, with this wonderful recording by father and son. They really take you places and combine ancient and futuristic elements in a cohesive whole. It's both, timeless and meditative. I dig it too, man. Okay
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PostPosted: 2011-05-25, 06:20    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

I am bringing Sun Ra to Tasmania in a few weeks if you want to fly down and hear some tunes.

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PostPosted: 2011-05-25, 17:06    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

Wow,

That sounds fantastic! Sadly, such looooooong journeys are not in keeping with my current lifestyle. I do most of my traveling in my mind, these days. Wink
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PostPosted: 2011-07-23, 09:13    Post subject: New Album By Silas B. Ritchie & Brian Tairaku Ritchie Reply with quote

Great stuff!!! I'm loving it... Truly contemporary without losing the "shakuhachi" quality somehow. Raw but not angry... crazy but not crazy-making.
Great work Brian.
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PostPosted: 2012-05-30, 18:18    Post subject: TEA LIFE 2 Reply with quote

And we have another!
Sophomore album in the Father and Son Tea Life series featuring More Shakuhachi playing by Brian Tairaku Ritchie.

http://silasritchie.bandcamp.com/album/tea-life-2

Enjoy!
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