Music for Zen Meditation

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Music for Zen Meditation
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 1964
GenreJazz, New-age
ProducerRichard Seidel
Tony Scott chronology
Music for Zen Meditation
Tony Scott
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Music for Zen Meditation is a 1964 album by jazz clarinetist Tony Scott.[2]

The album is considered to be the first new-age record.[3] Music for Zen Meditation is mostly improvised by Scott, Shinichi Yuize (koto) and Hōzan Yamamoto (shakuhachi).


The fourth track entitled "After the Snow, the Fragrance" has been sampled by electronic artist Four Tet for his track entitled "Parks", which appeared on his 2001 release, Pause.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Is All Not One?" (Tony Scott, Hōzan Yamamoto, Shinichi Yuize) – 3:15
  2. "The Murmuring Sound of the Mountain Stream" (Scott, Yuize) – 8:05
  3. "A Quivering Leaf, Ask the Winds" (Yamamoto)– 2:30
  4. "After the Snow, the Fragrance" (Scott, Yuize) – 7:00
  5. "To Drift Like Clouds" (Yamamoto, Yuize) – 1:38
  6. "Za-Zen (Meditation)" (Scott, Yamamoto) – 2:05
  7. "Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra (Sutra Chant)" (Scott, Yuize) – 7:10
  8. "Sanzen (Moment of Truth)" (Scott, Yuize) – 6:45
  9. "Satori (Enlightenment)" (Scott, Yuize) – 5:25



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Music for Zen Meditation at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Roots of Space". Hearts of Space. Season 7. Episode 200. 1989-07-14.
  4. ^ Four Tet's 'Parks' sample of Tony Scott (Jazz Musician)'s 'After the Snow, the Fragrance'|WhoSampled
  5. ^

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