Phoenix Crying

CODE: PC Volume VI of the seven CD series of honkyoku, “Yearning for the Bell”. Pieces include Futaiken reibo, Echigo san’ya, and the title track, Hokyo kokû (Phoenix Crying in the Empty Sky).

Oriental Sunrise

CODE: OS One of Riley’s best selling albums, first released in 1982 and completely re-recorded for release on CD in 1986. Original duets for shakuhachi and koto.

Nalu

CODE: NA Shakuhachi and folk harp (Andy Rigby) interwoven with ocean sounds. One of Riley’s favourite albums.  

BAMBOO GRASS

Volume 2 of the “Yearning for the Bell” series. 7 volumes of traditional Zen pieces on the Tall Poppies label.

Maui Morning

CODE: MM The first CD of Riley and Jeff Peterson on guitar, performing original and classic Hawaiian pieces. Maui Morning was nominated for the Hono Hono Na Hoku Best Instrumental Album of the Year. Originally on...

BAMBOO SLACK KEY

CODE: BSK The second of three recordings with slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson. Features mostly original duets in the easy Hawaiian style. Relax with music from paradise! Originally on Hula Records.

BREATH SIGHT

CODE: BS Volume 1 of the “Yearning for the Bell” series. 7 volumes of traditional Zen pieces on the Tall Poppies label.

DAICHI-BIG EARTH

CODE: DCBE The latest CD of TaikOz, Australia’s taiko (Japanese drum) group, featuring Riley’s shakuhachi and shinobue. Read review of this and other CDs here.