1981 Kazu Matsui – Time No Longer

A master of the shakuhachi (a Japanese traditional bamboo flute), new age artist Kazu Matsui was born in Tokyo on June 5, 1954. After spending the mid-’70s traveling through Europe and India, he studied ethnic arts at UCLA, returning to Tokyo to teach Educational Theories at Toyoeiwa Woman’s University. Matsui concurrently mounted his music career with sessions including Danny O’Keefe’s 1979 LP The Global Blues, subsequently appearing on sessions headlined by Ry Cooder (1982’s Slide Area) and Joni Mitchell (1985’s Dog Eat Dog); he additionally contributed music to a series of major Hollywood features including Willow, Legends of the Fall, and Jumanji, also producing recordings for his wife, keyboardist Keiko Matsui. He issued his debut solo album, Sign of the Snow Crane, in 1989, followed eventually by 1995’s Wind, 1997’s Tribal Mozart, and its 1999 sequel, Tribal Schubert. In 2002 the atmospheric Bamboo was released, and three years later came Stone Monkey, which featured his shakuhachi mixed with breakbeats. In 2006, another record for his side group, the Kazu Matsui Project, Pioneer, was issued.

Tracks

1  Overture (Rainy Moon) (Masayuki Suzuki, Robben Ford, Kazu Matsui) 5:03
2  Voice From the Dark (Brian Mann, Kazu Matsui) 5:22
3  Dwarf’s Workshop (Robben Ford) 0:52
4  Goblin Hunt (Larry Carlton) 5:48
5  The Desert (Masayuki Suzuki, Kazu Matsui) 5:19
6  Time No Longer (The Great Time-Giant Wakes Up) (Robben Ford) 4:35
7  Father On (Song From The Prison) (Danny O’Keef) 5:08
8  Bonfire (Centerdance) (Abraham Laboriel Sr) 5:14
9  Sunset And The Minstrel (Brian Mann, Kazu Matsui) 3:39

Media

Musicians

1 Overture (Rainy Moon)

Bass Alphonso Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Robben Ford
Piano Russell Ferrante
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui
Harp Katie Kirkpatrick Mann


2 Voice From the Dark

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Robben Ford
Keyboards Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui
Harp Katie Kirkpatrick Mann
Vocals Carl Anderson


3 Dwarf’s Workshop

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums John Ferraro
Guitar Robben Ford
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui
Percussion Steve Forman


4 Goblin Hunt

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums John Ferraro
Guitar Larry Carlton
Piano Terry Trotter
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui


5 The Desert

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Guitar Paul Jackson
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui
Percussion Steve Forman


6 Time No Longer (The Great Time-Giant Wakes Up)

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Robben Ford
Piano Russell Ferrante
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui
Percussion Steve Forman


7 Father On (Song From The Prison)

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Robben Ford
Piano Russell Ferrante
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Flute Kazu Matsui
Percussion Steve Forman
Vocals Grant Gullickson


8 Bonfire (Centerdance)

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Synthesizer Brian Mann
Piano Victor Feldman
Flute Kazu Matsui
Percussion Alex Acuna
Percussion Steve Forman


9 Sunset And The Minstrel

Bass Alphonso Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Robben Ford
Piano Brian Mann
Piano Russell Ferrante
Flute Kazu Matsui
Percussion Steve Forman
Vocals Grant Gullickson

Liner Notes

Producer – Kazu Matsui
Producer – Larry Carlton (Track 4)
Arranged by – Robben Ford (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7
Arranged by – Brian Mann (Tracks 2, 5, 9)
Arranged by – Larry Carlton (Track 4)
Arranged by – Abe Laboriel (Track 8)
Executive Producer – Makoto Kimata
Production Coordinator – Kumi Miruro
Engineer – Kazuyuki Masumoto

Cover Design – Nicolas Vassiliev
Frontcover, Photography – Eberhard Grames

Recorded at Monterey Studio and Light House, Glendale, California
Additional Recordings at Reggie’s Los Angeles, California
Goblin Hunt recorded and mixed by John Guess and Larry Carlton at Room 335 Los Angeles, California
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York