During the third week in December, Yoshida's improvisational skills will be on display at The Stone in Manhattan's East Village. He'll play duets with Zorn and a pair of pianistsSylvie Courvoisier and Jamie Saftas well as with the remarkable Japanese multi-instrumentalist Yoshihide Otomo. He'll also present some of his rock projects, using Trevor Dunn, Jon Madof, Ron Anderson, Shanir Blumenkranz and Timothy Dahl to fill out the line-ups.
"I'm excited to be playing with these musicians, he said. "I have never played with most of them. I don't have any thoughts about playing with them. I will just listen and respond.
Satoko Fujii, Zephyros (NATSAT, 2004)
Satoko Fujii/Tatsuya Yoshida, Toh-Kichi (Victo, 2002)
The Slash Trio, Live at Motion Blue (Polystar, 2001)
Tatsuya Yoshida, A Million Years (Magaibutsu, 1997)
Ruins, Hyderomastogroningem (Tzadik, 1995)
Derek and the Ruins, Saisoro (Tzadik, 1995)
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