1981 John Kaizan Neptune – Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag (1981) is an album by John Kaizan Neptune.

John Kaizan Neptune (born November 13, 1951 in Oakland, California, United States) is an American player and builder of the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). He is known particularly for his use of the instrument in non-traditional contexts, such as jazz and cross-cultural music.



1  Shakuhachi Dance (John Kaizan Neptune) 04:44
2  Soft Melody (John Kaizan Neptune) 04:50
3  South Of Someplace (John Kaizan Neptune) 03:47
4  Trapped In Fact (John Kaizan Neptune) 04:28
5  How Could I Know (John Kaizan Neptune) 03:12
6  Mixed Weave-Part 1 (John Kaizan Neptune) 02:44
7  Mixed Weave-Part 2 (John Kaizan Neptune) 06:06
8  Bamboo Blues (John Kaizan Neptune) 06:14


DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarRobben Ford
Acoustic GuitarRobben Ford
Fender RhodesDon Grusin
PianoDon Grusin
SynthesizerDon Grusin
ShakuhachiJohn Kaizan Neptune
PercussionSteve Forman

Other Musicians

1 Shakuhachi Dance

BassKen Wild

2 Soft Melody

BassNathan East
VocalsKate Markowitz

3 South Of Someplace

BassKen Wild

4 Trapped In Fact

BassNathan East
VocalsKate Markowitz

5 How Could I Know

BassNathan East
VocalsKate Markowitz

6 Mixed Weave-Part 1

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
KotoKayoko Wakita

7 Mixed Weave-Part 2

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
KotoKayoko Wakita

8 Bamboo Blues

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr

Liner Notes

Producer – Gen Morita
Co-producer – Don Grusin
Arranged By – Don Grusin
Supervised By – Hiroshi Takao, Teiichi Hori

Mixed At Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA
Recorded At Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA
Phonographic Copyright Toshiba EMI Ltd