Minoru Muraoka

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Minoru Muraoka (Japanese: 村岡福夫, born Muraoka Fukuo; 1924 in Miyakonojo – January 2, 2014) was a popular Japanese shakuhachi player. Playing in a jazz fusion style, Muraoka released many albums, both as a solo artist and with several groups, including Zen, the New Dimension Group and the Minoru Muraoka Orchestra.


Solo Albums

Bamboo (1970)

With Herbie Mann


  • Egon (3 April 2012). "The Shakuhachi Jazz of Minoru Muraoka". NPR. Retrieved 6 January 2015.