Shoji Hano

Real Name:
羽野昌二
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Shoji Hano was born March 1, 1955 in Kokura, Fukuoka, Japan. Hano moved to Kyoto in 1974, and started playing avant-garde jazz.
In 1980 he formed the band Odowara, and organized a monthly concert series at Kyoto University which continued for a year. In 1981 he formed the Easy Music Band with Kondo, guitarist Haruhiko Gotsu, and electric bass player Tetsu Yamauchi.
At this point in his career, Hano had played with such Japanese musicians as the late alto sax player Kaoru Abe, sax player Mototeru Takagi, and trombonist Masahiko Kono; and non-Japanese musicians like guitarists Henry Kaiser, Eugene Chadbourne and Hans Reichel, reed player Peter Brötzmann, and cellist Tristan Honsinger.
When Hano returned to the music scene in 1985 he began to develop his own style, based on the concepts of Shintaido. With Yamauchi and Gotsu he formed the band OPE, which was active from 1986 to 1989. In May 1990 Hano left Japan for the first time, to play in Europe. From June to August he toured through Switzerland, Austria and Germany with Reichel and guitarist Wadi Gysi.
Each year from '91 to '94 he and Brötzmann did concert tours in Japan and Germany. They also did a Japan tour in '98. Hano has also toured in the U.S, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia and Lithuania.

In 1998 Hano joined the psychedelic rock band High Rise; the other members are Munehiro Narita (guitar) and Asahito Nanjo (bass, vocal). The band (including Hano) toured in the U.S., England and France in October and November, '98.
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Shoji Hano Discography Tracks

Albums

89001, E.G.G. 89001 Shoji Hano - KI-Improvisation album art Shoji Hano KI-Improvisation(Cass, Album) E.G.G. Records 89001, E.G.G. 89001 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
none Shoji Hano - Two Shot album art Eugene Chadbourne & Shoji Hano Eugene Chadbourne & Shoji Hano - Two Shot(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Eugene Chadbourne Self-Released) none US 1991 Sell This Version
PACM-1001 Shoji Hano - 太平 Nipon = Tayhei Nipon album art Shoji Hano 太平 Nipon = Tayhei Nipon(CD, Album) Package Records Corp. PACM-1001 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
DIW-857 Shoji Hano - Dare Devil album art Peter Brötzmann, Shoji Hano, Tetsu Yamauchi, Haruhiko Gotsu Peter Brötzmann, Shoji Hano, Tetsu Yamauchi, Haruhiko Gotsu - Dare Devil(CD, Album) DIW DIW-857 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
EGG 89003 Shoji Hano - 本能的目覚め = The Instinctive Awakening album art 羽野昌二* / Poly Breath Percussion Band 羽野昌二* / Poly Breath Percussion Band - 本能的目覚め = The Instinctive Awakening(CD, Album) E.G.G. Records EGG 89003 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KUKU810001 Shoji Hano - Still Create: Jazz Live At Kuku album art Shoji Hano, Keizo Inoue Shoji Hano, Keizo Inoue - Still Create: Jazz Live At Kuku(CD, Album) Kuku Label KUKU810001 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CPE2005-2 Shoji Hano - Untitled album art Shoji Hano Untitled(CD, Album) Chronoscope Records CPE2005-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
GEL CD 01 Shoji Hano - フシギナ顔 album art 羽野昌二* & 灰野敬二* 羽野昌二* & 灰野敬二* - フシギナ顔(CD, Album) Ultra Hard Gel GEL CD 01 US 2000 Sell This Version
DIW-938 Shoji Hano - Shadows = 影 album art Haino* / Hano* / Brötzmann* Haino* / Hano* / Brötzmann* - Shadows = 影(CD, Album) DIW DIW-938 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
PSFD-8009 Shoji Hano - Fish album art Shoji Hano / Derek Bailey Shoji Hano / Derek Bailey - Fish(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-8009 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
PSFD-127 Shoji Hano - 兇悪のインテンション album art 兇悪のインテンション, 成田宗弘* & 羽野昌二* 兇悪のインテンション, 成田宗弘* & 羽野昌二* - 兇悪のインテンション(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-127 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
KCD 5103 Shoji Hano - Organized Chaos album art Brötzmann Peter*, Scopelitis Nicky*, Hano Shoji* Brötzmann Peter*, Scopelitis Nicky*, Hano Shoji* - Organized Chaos(CD, Album) Konnex Records KCD 5103 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
IMJ-505 Shoji Hano - 48 album art Shoji Hano 48(CD, Album) Improvised Music From Japan IMJ-505 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MLCD-0642 Shoji Hano - 飛魚 (Fish In The Sky) album art Shoji Hano & Elena Belyaeva Shoji Hano & Elena Belyaeva - 飛魚 (Fish In The Sky)(CD, Album) Megaliner Records MLCD-0642 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
Shoji Hano - Drums 銅鑼無座的宇宙 album art Shoji Hano Drums 銅鑼無座的宇宙 (Album) Heart Lord Studio Disc Japan 2007 Sell This Version
none Shoji Hano - Saarbrücken album art Shoji Hano / Olaf Rupp Shoji Hano / Olaf Rupp - Saarbrücken(CDr, Album) Heart Lord Studio Disc none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Shoji Hano - Bydgoszcz album art Shoji Hano / Olaf Rupp Shoji Hano / Olaf Rupp - Bydgoszcz(CDr, Album) Heart Lord Studio Disc none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Shoji Hano - Fish Heart/Water Heart album art Shoji Hano, Aya Fukami Shoji Hano, Aya Fukami - Fish Heart/Water Heart(CD, Album) Kootown Records none Japan 2008 Sell This Version
kooc-01 Shoji Hano - Noomiso album art Olaf Rupp - Shoji Hano Olaf Rupp - Shoji Hano - Noomiso(CD, Album) Kootown Records, E.G.G. Music kooc-01 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
HLSCD-0009 Shoji Hano - Four Seasons: East Meets West album art Billy Bang / Shoji Hano Billy Bang / Shoji Hano - Four Seasons: East Meets West(CD, Album) Heart Lord Studio Disc HLSCD-0009 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
eNR005 Shoji Hano - Spontaneous Acts Of Provocation album art Kris Wanders - Yusuke Akai - Shoji Hano Kris Wanders - Yusuke Akai - Shoji Hano - Spontaneous Acts Of Provocation(CD, Album) El Negocito Records eNR005 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version

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