Shakuhachi Meditation Music (Stan Richardson) $19.00 - 2 CD set (ST/IY) Traditional Japanese Flute music for Zen meditation / contemplation. "The first CD presents music from the Meian (school). These pieces are traditionally played by komuso, "preists of nothingness", as they wandered the streets of old Edo seeking charitable offering. The pieces on the second CD are from the Kindo Ryu and represent a later and more highly refined song form, often narrative in structure and demanding exceptional musicianship. Finally, there is a piece from the Nezasa-ha school. This school's tonal style is heavily aspirated and sounds distinctively "breathy"."