Kiyoshi Yamaya, Toshiko Yonekawa, Kifu MitsuhashiWamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76

Label:180g – 180GWALP04
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo
Style:Fusion, Jazz-Funk


A1Kifu MitsuhashiNanbu Ushioi-Uta5:02
A2Toshiko YonekawaIsohama Bon-Uta3:14
A3Kifu MitsuhashiHohai-Bushi3:45
A4Toshiko YonekawaOtemoyan3:02
A5Kifu MitsuhashiAizu Bandaisan3:01
B1Toshiko YonekawaSaitarō-Bushi3:45
B2Kifu MitsuhashiSōma Nagareyama4:29
B3Toshiko YonekawaYagi-Bushi2:53
B4Kifu MitsuhashiAsadoya Yunta3:51
B5Toshiko YonekawaKonpira Fune Fune3:24

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Both runout strings: "1"is vertically mirrored.

A1, A3, A5, B2 taken from the album Shakuhachi: The Ballads Of The Mountain (Nippon Columbia FZ-7015)
B4 taken from the album Shakuhachi: The Ballads Of The Village (Nippon Columbia FZ-7017)
All tracks recorded in March 1976 at Nippon Columbia Studio
A2, B1, B5 taken from the album Tapestry Koto & The Occident Sea (Denon WP-7010)
A4, B3 taken from the album Tapestry Koto & The Occident Country (Denon WP-7012)

All tracks recorded in March or May 1976 at Nippon Columbia Studio.
All tracks selected and compiled by Greg Gouty and Maxime Brottes, with the assistance of Ryohei "Nitchiku-kun" Tanaka.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): 180GWALP04 A TIMMION CUT JSA 1=
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): 180GWALP04 B TIMMION CUT JSA 1=

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Wamono Groove (LP, Compilation, Test Pressing, Stereo)180g874132France2021
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Wamono Groove (Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76) (LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Gold)180g180GWALP04France2022
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Wamono Groove (Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76) (10×File, FLAC, Compilation)180gnoneFrance2022



  • tomwebb101's avatar
    I struggled with the first copy i tried... too many non fills. I tried another and its close to perfection with almost no noise throughout. Super flat and centre'd too. Plays great. Sounds great. Is great!
    • ount252's avatar
      Insanely great mixing and mastering on this release. Wide soundstage with very clear and distinct instrument separation. The flutes and and keyboards are the clearest I’ve ever heard on a recording. This completely blows away the streaming versions I’ve heard of this album (spotify and amazon music).

      The pressing is excellent as well - dead silent and flat.
      • nostalgiaparks's avatar
        Nice packaging, dynamic, dead silent, and maybe the heaviest record I own (physically if not sonically). If every new release were like this one, the world would be a beautiful place.
        • jaymalf's avatar
          This album is a total banger, pick up a copy!
          • Warnapp's avatar
            Awesome collection of tracks ! My copy is dead quiet and sounds great ! Highly recommended.
            • kwinand's avatar
              This is another great sounding release from the guys. Don't know how they do it but highly recommended. I have all of them and the first is probably my favorite but this one sounds great and another excellent selection of jazz tunes.
              • MyVintageGeneration's avatar
                My favorite Wamono compilation thus far. And that's saying a lot 'cos I love all the others.
                Great sound, great groove. Just love it.
                • FabioSendim's avatar
                  My opinion?! Just PERFECT! Another word to fill the requirements
                  • RadRadford's avatar
                    There's really no reason not to give this 5 stars. I tried to find something wrong with it... but I really couldn't. Stellar selection of tracks and it just sounds phenomenal.
                    • Veitchy's avatar
                      The sort of record that will lead to many of us self justifying their imminent hours of shopping for cart & styli upgrades.
                      Toe tapping & chin stroking optional but to be expected.


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