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Kenny Endo Recordings

Rhythm Summit (2010)
Featuring Kenny Endo on taiko, bamboo flute; Noel Okimoto on drumset, marimba, vibraphones; and Dean Taba on bass, kalimba
Original compositions fusing taiko rhythms with jazz sensibilities for a new frontier for both genres 

Hōnua [Earth] (2010)
featuring Kenny Endo on taiko, Derek Nakamoto on piano.
A journey through rhythms that explore an inner calm and melodies that find common ground between eastern and western music


On The Way [
Michi Yuki] (2007)
Featuring Joji Hirota, John Kaizan Neptune, and Kenny Endo
A new collaborative project featuring all original compositions
Taiko, bamboo flutes, temple bells, voice, Japanese and world percussion, and Japanese classical drums

Essence (2001)
Featuring Kenny Endo, Masayuki Koga, Michiyo Koga
Pure improvisation with three fine musicians on taiko, shakuhachi, and koto

Jugoya (2000)
Featuring the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensembles of Tokyo and Honolulu
Includes “Jugoya,” “Winds of Change,” “Forest Festival” and more
Taiko, bamboo flutes, vibraphones, east Indian bansuri flute, Latin, Japanese, and world percussion, Japanese classical drums and voice patterns

Hibiki (1998)
Featuring the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble of Tokyo
Includes “Swing, Soul, and Sincerity,” “Sunflower,” “Spirit of Rice” and more
Taiko, bamboo flutes, 17-string bass koto, east Indian bansuri flute, Latin, Japanese, and world percussion, Japanese classical drums and voice patterns.

Eternal Energy (1994)
Featuring the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble of Tokyo
Includes “Spirit Sounds,” "Umi” and more
Taiko, bamboo flutes, 17-string bass koto, Latin, Japanese, and world percussion, Japanese classical drums and voice patterns.

The Spirit of Taiko (2006) DVD
Traces the development of taiko through the eyes of three generations of artists, bringing this bold and dramatic music alive:  Seiichi Tanaka, the grand master credited with establishing the first kumi-daiko (taiko group) in the US; his protégé, Kenny Endo who went on to become the first non-Japanese national to receive a natori (stage name) in Japanese classical drumming, and Masato Baba, a promising taiko drummer raised on the art form.  The Spirit of Taiko chronicles the history of taiko in the U.S. from its roots in Japan to its expanding popularity in the U.S. Includes interviews with Seiichi Tanaka, Kenny Endo, Masato Baba, PJ Hirabayashi, members of Kinnara Taiko, Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Russel Baba and Jeanne Aiko Mercer, Mark Miyoshi and many others. Bonus material includes interviews and performances not seen on the TV broadcast.

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