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Music for Zen Meditation: Remastered [Original recording reissued]

Tony Scott Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0000047D6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Is Not All One 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Murmuring Sound Of The Mountain Stream 8:00Album Only
Listen  3. A Quivering Leaf Ask The Winds 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. After The Snow The Fragrance 7:02Album Only
Listen  5. To Drift Like Clouds 1:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Za Zen (Meditation) 2:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra (Sutra Chant) 7:09Album Only
Listen  8. Sanzen (Moment Of Truth) 6:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Satori (Enlightenment) 5:220.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

A celebrated jazz clarinettist in the 1950s, Tony Scott started collaborating with Japanese artists on a trip he made to the country in 1959; he returned in 1964 to teach classes in American Jazz, and ended up collaborating with koto-ist Shinichi Yuize and shakuhachi flute player Hozan Yamamoto on a dozen improvised collaborations. Based on the Zen concept of Beginner's Mind, a state of openness that leads to exploration, the Scott-led pieces pre-date the more modern concept of 'ambient' by a good couple of decades--but, as music descended from temples and designed to ease the mind to a state of higher consciousness, it follows many of the same directives. The gentle clarinet is complemented by the flute, with the koto--a 13-stringed zither--providing a comfortable contrast, though all three musicians appear on only a single track, the opening "Is Not All One?". --Randy Silver

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92 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally absorbing in it's simplicity. 16 Dec 2003
By Steve
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There is not much to add to the comments of other reviewers. I bought this CD from Amazon as it was a cheapie, and because the reviews indicated it was similar to some other music I've been listening to recently. The investment was definitely worthwhile. The CD contains some of the most gentle, simply structured music I have ever heard, but on the 2nd or 3rd play reveals itself as also being incredibly complex (OK, I know that doesn't make too much sense, but stick with me)If you want music for background, to really listen to, be moved by or to take you to any other place in your imagination, this CD fits the bill. Music for deep contemplation or for letting go. Excellent.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ... 9 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
Obviously music is personal, but this cd is a wonderful refreshing
change to all the new age garbage that is produced to cater for western ears. It is bare roots meditation music for the serious practitioner. I find myself experiencing / accessing deeper levels of meditive trance when listening to this recording.
Try listening to it in open, less freqented places, woods/ moorland etc; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. DON. X
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful 27 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD is in a class of its own. The music is simple but just beautiful to listen to. I never fail to feel calm, absorbed and peaceful when I listen to this CD. It is inspiring in its simplicity. The combination of flute/clarinet and strings is very appealing. It has helped me considerably through a difficult period of illness and stress. I can't recommend this highly enough.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for Zen Meditatio 9 Feb 2008
By Adam
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This CD is simply superb. I was a bit concerned about having a clarinet play Zen music, but I needn't have worried. The sound is beautiful. I have been listening to so-called "meditation" music for years, but this is by far the greatest. I find it is not a distraction, like most other music, but is instead calming and stilling. It has inspired me to buy much more of this type of music as it is only now that I realise most of my other so-called "meditation" music was simply not that at all. If you are looking for music to still your mind and create space and beauty, buy this CD. You won't be disappointed.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic 14 Jun 2006
By Abbey
Format:Audio CD
Theres nothing I can say that hasn't already been said in the other reviews!!

I just want to reiterate that this cd is fantastic for relaxation & meditation. With practise, this CD can take you places you never dreamed of me!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful - a Classic 13 May 2009
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I first bought this title as an LP in the mid 1960s. I have been listening to it ever since and it is one of my favourites. I have never wearied of playing it - the vinyl wore out and happily CDs then came out - which, given some of the spaciness of certain sections, helped me to exterminate the snap, crackle, and pops. It is better than (institutionalised) Zen as it is really of the Now. Two classical Japanese musicians enticed into playing improvisations by a jazz clarinettist - not that his playing is in any way 'jazzy'. No - he intended to try and make his clarinet sound like the Japanese bamboo flute the Shakuhachi. The music is unhurried and I have never got away from the certainty that they all played from a meditative space within themselves. There are duets and one piece the full trio. Lots of listening to each other. Sublime, peaceful and enticing use of (then) unfamiliar instrumental sounds. This was way ahead of any other relaxation or New Age music. Really it is a happening and stemming from meditative experience is of a relaxing nature but otherwise I would not classify it as simply relaxation music - it is far more than that. It is a 'record' of a one-off event (recording-wise) and I almost feel privileged to be witness to the results.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ditto 9 Feb 2008
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I, too, have had this CD for some years, and never tire of it. In my opinion, that's because it isn't 'music', in the sense of an entertainment, but a study in sound that can be very helpful in the practice of mindfulness.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ambient jazz music 25 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Tony Scott's classic Zen meditation album, created after spending several months in Japan, uses traditional instruments and the clarinet to produce an ethnic, yet still essentially Jazz, sound. Scott's clarinet playing is superb, imbueing the melodies with simplicity and emotion. The emphasis here is on pauses and tranquility. The effect is perfect for relaxation, either after a hard day at the office, or just as background music. This is a recording that begs to be listened to again and again; if you're feeling a bit cultural and want to listen to something that will make you take a fresh look at jazz, give this album a try. You've never heard clarinet like this before!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Zen
This is an excellent collection of Japanese style Zen music using those distinctive Japanese instruments such as the flute and plucking strings. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ren
5.0 out of 5 stars Very relaxing
This is very relaxing it puts u in the right mind set for Meditation .
I listen to this all the time it's worth the money for the relaxing state of mind it takes u to! Read more
Published 2 months ago by David J. Houghton
1.0 out of 5 stars Not zen
Zen meditation is called zazen and is practiced in silence. I thought this may have been zen chants (Sandokai, Hannya Haramita Shingo etc.) but its not. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Its Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars relaxing
very tranquil and soothing.
simple relaxing sounds.
helpful as a background for meditation.
can be enjoyed in private or out and about.
Published 9 months ago by Shane White
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for Zen meditation
Just as i remember it from the 1980's! I like to listen to this when I want to calm down and relax and it does just that. Absolutely breathtaking music. Highly recommended.
Published 9 months ago by Yves
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed.
I bought this item on the strength of the customer reviews. I was looking for something that would be soothing and promote meditation. I was really disappointed. Read more
Published 15 months ago by buddhacat
5.0 out of 5 stars A meditation aid fo my son
This was purchased as a gift for my son to help with his chronic anxiety, stress and panic disorder. He says it is very helpful and he likes it.
Published 16 months ago by goatie
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing
Very relaxing CD. I listen to this after a stressful day and feel calmed afterwards. Great for meditation and just general relaxing.
Published 19 months ago by M. Flynn
4.0 out of 5 stars music for zen album
I found this album quiet good. it's quiet relaxing and soothing. I enjoy listening in the bath or as background music whilst I'm reading .
Published 19 months ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing
I find this music totally relaxing and calming, It's best to play it when the kids are not about (if that's possible!) so you can completely relax
Published 20 months ago by D
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