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Artist: WATTS, ALAN
Title: Haiku
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"During his lifetime, Alan Watts (1915-1973) became, and remains, one of the most beloved interpreters of Eastern thought. For more than forty years, Alan Watts introduced the Western world to the full range of eastern philosophies and arts all filtered through his buoyant personality and charm. His life and work reflect an astonishing adventure. There remain few treats as wonderful and lively as this, one of three records originally put out on the Sausalito based MEA label. Haiku and its companion release, Zen and Senryu, hold the truly unique position of documenting a poetic form (Haiku) or philosophy (Zen) and Satire (Senryu) through both lecture and stunning performance. Both discs feature the instantaneous Japanese translations by Sumire Hasegawa Jacobs to the spare musical accompaniment of Vince Delgado, Robert Garfias and Henry Jacobs. This brilliant tension between Alan Watts self assured delivery and Sumires urgent cries, makes both Haiku and Zen and Senryu two of the most essential documents for admirerers of Watts rich personality, eastern thought, and the heavy ways of 1960s counterculture." - Locust
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Artist: WATTS, ALAN
Title: Zen and Senryu
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"During his lifetime, Alan Watts (1915-1973) became, and remains, one of the most beloved interpreters of Eastern thought. For more than forty years, Alan Watts introduced the Western world to the full range of eastern philosophies and arts all filtered through his buoyant personality and charm. His life and work reflect an astonishing adventure. There remain few treats as wonderful and lively as this, one of three records originally put out on the Sausalito based MEA label. Haiku and its companion release, Zen and Senryu, hold the truly unique position of documenting a poetic form (Haiku) or philosophy (Zen) and Satire (Senryu) through both lecture and stunning performance. Both discs feature the instantaneous Japanese translations by Sumire Hasegawa Jacobs to the spare musical accompaniment of Vince Delgado, Robert Garfias and Henry Jacobs. This brilliant tension between Alan Watts self assured delivery and Sumires urgent cries, makes both Haiku and Zen and Senryu two of the most essential documents for admirerers of Watts rich personality, eastern thought, and the heavy ways of 1960s counterculture." - Locust
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Artist: WATTS, ALAN
Title: This is It
Format: LP
Label: Numero Group
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Psychedelic music began with the tiniest possible bang: a minuscule pressing of a self-produced LP by Zen Buddhist scholar Alan Watts. In one cosmic flash of inspiration and group improvisation, the next two decades of musical innovation was pre-supposed: psychedelic rock, spiritual jazz, and even new age. As this micro pressing barely made it out of the ashram, it was Watts writings that actually spread his ideas, usually through osmosis: he was profoundly influential on the beat poets and the subsequent counter-culture. He became the forebear of the 1960s countercultures spirituality, much as William Burroughs was the forebear of its hedonism.
Released in 1962, This Is It is an imaginative cacophony of percussion, non-verbal chanting, and free-flowing expression, punctuated occasionally by leisurely passes at a terrestrial piano, marimba, or french horn. It is at once experimental, intellectual, and experiential. Three years before Ken Keseys inaugural Acid Test, This Is It constitutes the first transmission for a tuned-in counterculture of hippies, beats, and psychedelic revolutionaries of all stripes. " - Numero Group.

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