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Steve Lacy's Japan Tours: 1975-2004

By Published: February 15, 2006
As stated in my first article about Steve Lacy and Japan, there is a great deal of mystery about his deep inner connection with Japan, and I reiterate that it should remain that way. Yet, his recorded output during his 12 completed tours is so important—in terms of the music, not in terms of the number of albums released—that it deserves being documented, sticking to facts if nothing else. Unsurprisingly, in line with the aura of mystery that prevails, even this has proven an arduous task.

Indeed, gathering all the information presented here has not been easy. Confirmation of some simple facts, even from very reliable sources, was at times like trying to find gold nuggets in a mysterious and (since) vanished river: when we thought all had been filtered, and a concrete "yes was within reach on one particular piece of information, that little precious piece slipped between our fingers or suddenly became questionable, something totally befitting the Steve Lacy enigma.

The more we dug into our search, the more it felt like some of his own improvisations: when you thought you had "got it, Lacy's sonic trips took a path you could not have anticipated. Actually, all of this seems to match the principal character traits linked with his birth date, qualified as "the uncertainty resolver (if one is to believe in that kind of link), quote: "July 23 people are basically traditionalists, and no matter how far out some of their views may be, they remain firmly rooted in conservative traits. Whatever their area of interest [...] they seek to know as much as possible in order to erase uncertainties. (The Secret Language of Birthdays, Gary Goldschneider, Viking Penguin, 1994). Rather intriguing...

The purpose here is simply to put in one condensed package all available information about a very important aspect of Lacy's partnerships, interests and outputs "over there during 29 years of his life. Although a number of specific details remain unavailable (as of December 2005) despite a long, time-consuming research, both I and the international jazz community owe a lot to the assiduous help and dedication of a wonderful Japanese friend—a librarian and a music fan—who wants to remain anonymous. Respecting his humble wish, our gratitude and indebtedness to him are all the more immense. Thanks to his Sherlock Holmes-like talents and his relentless perseverance, the precious information he managed to gather enabled to provide a thorough picture of Steve Lacy's Japanese "associations even if a lot still remains blurry at best about much of his twelve completed tours. As we know, the thirteenth tour—which was to be fully documented with personal notes, photos and filming—was cancelled at the last minute due to his passing in early June 2004.

It is very gratifying to provide the international jazz community with an approximately 99% complete list of facts covering a period of 29 years. To the few of us who have been involved in the research, it is no small achievement. Actually, the best way to present/look at these facts is in a spreadsheet format, whose organized kind of "graphic display reveals links that internet html formatting requirements do not permit. So the summary of all Lacy's tours is presented here as a regular text, with brief comments made about each tour and the inclusion of each released album cover. It is hoped that someone out there holds some of the puzzle's missing pieces as noted and will be kind enough to provide them to us. Thank you! Merci! Arigato!

Note: the presentation herewith follows the sequence:
Date of concert, name of venue, (location / city)* format* and musicians' names. Symbols such as LP1 indicate that the concert was recorded and an album was released (see corresponding number / album cover in each Tour section).

Tour Index
Tour 1 - 1975
Tour 2 - 1979
Tour 3 - 1980
Tour 4 - 1981
Tour 5 - 1983
Tour 6 - 1986
Tour 7 - 1988
Tour 8 - 1989
Tour 9 - 1992
Tour 10 - 1992
Tour 11 - 1995
Tour 12 - 2000
Tour 13 - 2004
List of Musicians

TOUR 1 - 1975

  • June 5: Niigata Kenmin Kaikan (Niigata)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 7: Nippon Columbia Studio (Tokyo)* Trio - LP1 * with Togashi Masahiko, Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 8: Mandara (Tokyo)* Solo & Duo - LP2 * with Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 11: Yamaha Hall (Tokyo) * Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Satoh Masahiko
  • June 16: Silk Hall (Kyoto)* Solo, Duo & Trio - LP3 * with Togashi Masahiko, Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 18: Nippon Columbia Studio (Tokyo)* Sextet - LP4 * with Togashi Masahiko, Satoh Masahiko, Yoshizawa Motoharu, Midorikawa Keiki, Ikeda Yoshio
  • June 19: Tokyo Yomiuri Hall (Tokyo) * Sextet - LP4 * with Togashi Masahiko, Satoh Masahiko, Yoshizawa Motoharu, Midorikawa Keiki, Ikeda Yoshio
  • June 20: Shimomatsushi Shimin Kaikan (Yamaguchi)* [Quartet or?] * with Takagi Mototeru, Toyozumi Yoshisaburo, Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 22: Fukuoka Seinen Bunka Kaikan (Fukuoka)* [Quartet or?]* with Takagi Mototeru, Toyozumi Yoshisaburo, Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 23: Nagoya Yamaha Hall (Nagoya)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Yoshizawa Motoharu
  • June 24: Nippon Columbia Studio (Tokyo) * Trio - LP/CD5 * with Takahashi Yuji, Kosugi Takehisa

Comments: This first adventure in Japan was without a doubt the most daring and astonishing of all. Of the five splendid albums produced, only Distant Voices made it (so far) to CD reissue under Takahashi Yuji's name...
Much desired by collectors, these LPs are a bit like Van Gogh's stunningly colorful paintings: Steve Lacy did not sell many, but... both albums and prices are today flying way-up there in the sky...if you can find one! It's amazing music.

The format of the two gigs on June 20 and 22 could not be confirmed (it could possibly have been in quintet). And... as most fans know by now, The Wire gave its name to the British music magazine of the same name...!

LP1 : Stalks (Columbia) — LP2 : Solo at Mandara (Alm) — LP3 : Torments (Morgue) — LP4 : The Wire (Denon) — LP/CD5 : Distant Voices (Columbia) class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 2 - 1979

  • Sept. 13: Sogetsu Kaikan (Tokyo)* Trio * with Nakamura Tatsuya, Daimon Shiro
  • Sept. 14: Far Out (Atsugi)* Solo
  • Sept. 15: Sogetsu Kaikan (Tokyo)* Trio * with Nakamura Tatsuya, Daimon Shiro
  • Sept. 16-17: Zabo (Kyoto)* Solo
  • Sept. 19: Mandara (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Yoshizawa Motoharu, Takagi Mototeru, Kondo Toshinori
  • Sept. 20: [Other session(s) may exist]?

Comments: A very short and unusual tour, featuring two important gigs in Tokyo with drummer Nakamura Tatsuya and dancer Daimon Shiro (in those days the combination jazz improvisation + dance was way out of the ordinary). It is certainly one of the most undocumented: very little is known and available about this second tour. The search is still ongoing for additional information on possible audio tapes, films and photos etc. class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 3 - 1980

  • Feb. 1: Hiroshima Kenshin Kodo (Hiroshima)* Big Band * w/ Globe Unity Orchestra '80
  • Feb. 2: Kyoto Kaikan (Kyoto)* Big Band * w/ Globe Unity Orchestra '80
  • Feb. 3: Osaka Yomiuri Bunka Hall (Osaka)* Big Band * w / Globe Unity Orchestra '80
  • Feb. 5: Nagoya Shimin Kaikan (Nagoya)* Big Band * w/ Globe Unity Orchestra '80
  • Feb. 6: Kubo Kodo (Tokyo) * Big Band * w/ Globe Unity Orchestra '80
  • Feb. 8: Doshin Hall (Sapporo)* Big Band * w/ Globe Unity Orchestra '80

Comments: Another relatively short tour...While it has been ascertained that the Globe Unity Orchestra toured Japan for 8 days as noted, no recorded output is known, except (most likely) in private recordings... According to our sources, the concert at Kubo Kodo was broadcast by Tokyo-FM; the tunes played were those of the "JAPO albums. Personnel of the GUO consisted of its "regular members at the time (see list below at end of article). class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 4 - 1981

  • Oct 9: Zojoji Hall (Tokyo)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Kent Carter
  • Oct 12: [Venue unconfirmed] (Hirosaki)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Kent Carter
  • Oct. 15-16: King Records Studio (Tokyo) * Trio - LP/CD6 * with Togashi Masahiko, Kent Carter
  • Oct. 18: Far Out (Atsugi)* Solo
  • Oct. 20: Yokohamashi Kyoiku Bunka Center Hall (Yokohama)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Kent Carter
  • Oct. 21: Catholic Nunoike Church (Nagoya)* Solo, Duo & Quartet * with Inoeu Keizo, Kent Carter, Joe Mizuki
  • Oct. 22-23: King Records Studio (Tokyo) * Duo - LP7 * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Oct. 24: [Other session(s) may exist]?

Comments: The bond initially established in 1975 with Togashi Masahiko (confined to his wheelchair since 1970) got all the more closer with this tour. The two Paddle Wheels LPs are gems (note: Spiritual Moments has been re-issued on CD in Japan in 2004).

Regretfully, it's been impossible so far to identify the venue of Oct 12... For Oct 21, Kent Carter confirmed this: "It was in the catholic church of Nagoya. The man producing and organizing this concert was a Buddhist Priest and the musicians spent the night in his temple. I will never forget this evening fest. Waking in the morning to the sound of the gongs and chants of the monks in the temple, looking out onto rock gardens, the peace was so good I had a flash while preparing to leave, that I would just stay right there. Lacy and I had a laugh on that one, he felt the same ... Oddly, it was their last gig together.
As per local information received, it is nevertheless possible that other sessions may exist on or after October 24 though, to Kent Carter's knowledge/recollection, there was none... The investigation continues...

LP/CD6 : Spiritual Moments (Paddle Wheel) — LP7 : Eternal Duo (Paddle Wheel) class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 5 - 1983

  • Sept. 1: Zojoji Hall (Tokyo)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Sept. 3: Toshogu (Hakodate)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Sept. 4: Disk (Aomori)* Solo
  • Sept. 6: Paltia (Niigata)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Sept. 8: Avan (Sendai)* Solo
  • Sept. 11: Miyuki Kaikan Hall (Hiroshima)* Duo - CD8 * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Sept. 12-13: Zabo (Kyoto)* Solo
  • Sept. 14: Banana Hall (Osaka) * Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Sept. 17: Far Out (Atsugi)* Solo & Trio * with Toyozumi Yoshisaburo, Midorikawa Keiki

Comments: A kind of "communion tour with Togashi, regretfully all too poorly documented. Only one piece, taken from the Hiroshima concert, was issued in the Italian CD releases of Duet Associates. Togashi himself probably is the best person who could remember details, but due respect of his frail health condition of the last few years does not permit any inquiry... Private recordings / tapes may exist.

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TOUR 6 - 1986

  • May 11: Hirosaki Shimin Kaikan (Hirosaki)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Don Cherry, Dave Holland
  • May 13: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Don Cherry, Dave Holland
  • May 14: Yubinchokin Kaikan Hall (Tokyo)* Quartet - LP/CD9 * with Togashi Masahiko, Don Cherry, Dave Holland
  • May 18: Aku Aku (Tsukuba)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Don Cherry, Dave Holland
  • May 20: Ongaku Bunka Kaikan (Niigata)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Don Cherry, Dave Holland
  • May 21: Mido Kaikan Hall (Osaka)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Don Cherry, Dave Holland
  • May 22: Space Who (Saitama)* Solo & Duo - LP10 * with Toyozumi Yoshisaburo
  • May 24: Higashi Kumin Bunka Center (Hiroshima)* Solo - LP11
  • May 25: Narciss (Tokyo)* Solo
  • May 26: Sagacho Exhibit Space (Tokyo)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko

Comments: In the company of Don Cherry and Dave Holland, this is probably Steve Lacy's best "commercially known tour. Several releases (original LP and several CD reissues, partial or complete) of the much celebrated Bura-Bura May 14 session in Tokyo are widely available. It has been established that a full length private videotape of that event exists.

The solo portion of the Concert at Space Who was released on LP (an unauthorized album) pressed at 100 copies only... It is an extremely rare collector's item! (cost: well over $ 1,000 on E-Bay...).
Note: For all album contents, see Steve Lacy's website.

The master tape of the complete Hiroshima concert of May 24 still exists. Though the original producer has no intention of issuing the second part of the concert, we understand he intends to propose the tape to a reliable music company: so Volume one (issued as The Kiss on Lunatic, with its great cover Zenon Vol 86091 by Imamura Yukio, a kind of "Circle in the Square" principle) could possibly be reissued as part of a complete package (2 CDs set).

LP/CD9 : Bura Bura (Presence / Pan Music) — LP10 : Solo at Space Who (Space Who) — LP11 : The Kiss (Lunatic) class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 7 - 1988

  • June 11: Sonntag (Nagano)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel
  • June 12: Narciss (Tokyo)* Solo
  • June 14: Tokyo FM Hall (Tokyo)* Trio - CD12 * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel
  • June 17: Banana Hall (Osaka)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel
  • June 20: Jazz in Lovely (Nagoya)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel
  • June 21: ST Spot (Yokohama)* Duo * with J.J. Avenel
  • June 25: Space Who (Saitama)* Solo & Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • June 26: Space Who (Saitama)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel

Comments: Jean-Jacques Avenel's first Japan tour with Lacy. Two weeks mostly in trio format with Togashi, poet extraordinaire of percussions, with his out of the box time-keeping rhythms and colors: quite an entry point for JJA! Surprisingly, only one single session was released, recorded at the beginning of the tour, and one can only imagine what gem would have come out of a (later) second trio recording... Even Jean-Jacques Avenel could not confirm some of the highlights of this tour, so much was he in a state of shock discovering Togashi.
Special note: the June 21 session is the only one SL + JJA ever played in duo format in Japan...
Private tapes of these concerts must exist for sure, circulating among collectors' circles.

CD12 : Voices (Nec Avenue)

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TOUR 8 - 1989

  • May 24: Sogetsu Kaikan (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 25: Imaike Gas Hall (Nagoya)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 27: Parco Hall (Osaka)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 29-30: Hotel Pacific Tokyo (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • May 31: Aoyama Cay (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 1: Nagano Kinro Fukushi Center (Nagano)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 2: Yokohamashi Kyoiku Bunka Center Hall (Yokohama)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 3: Space Who (Saitama)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson
  • June 4: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Sextet * with Irene Aebi, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, J.J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson

Comments: Amazingly, no official audio recording is known of Lacy's famous sextet during its only Japan tour in its 25 year+ existence! However, we are very grateful to J.J. Avenel for having confirmed the existence of a private videotape of the May 27 concert in Osaka, produced by "Totsu Planning. The search for private tapes—which for sure must exist at least in Japanese circles—and additional information goes on... class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...



TOUR 9 - 1992

  • May 12: Parthenon Tama Small Hall (Tokyo)* Duo & Quartet * duo with Togashi Masahiko, quartet with Steve Potts, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 14: Agatanomori Bunka Kaikan (Matsumoto)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 15: Yokohamashi Kyoiku Bunka Center Hall (Yokohama)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 16: Space Who (Saitama)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • May 17: Space Who (Saitama)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 19: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 20: Jazz in Lovely (Nagoya)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 21: Rag (Kyoto)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 22: Hiroshimani Minami Kumin Bunka Center Hall (Hiroshima)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 23: Left Alone (Ashiya)* Quartet * with Steve Potts, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • May 24: Roppongi Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, J.J. Avenel, Satoh Masahiko
  • May 26: ST Spot (Yokohama)* Solo


Comments: Two tours (#9 and #10) during 1992, barely 6 months apart: a busy year in Japan for Steve Lacy! Yet, for this first tour, there are no album released and no known tapes...

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TOUR 10 - 1992

  • Oct. 28: Doshin Hall (Sapporo)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Mal Waldron, Jean-Jacques Avenel
  • Oct. 31: Casals Hall (Tokyo)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Mal Waldron, Jean-Jacques Avenel
  • Nov. 1: Space Who (Saitama)* Duo - CD13 * with Mal Waldron
  • Nov. 3: Sinanoya (Yokohama)* Trio * with Mal Waldron, Jean-Jacques Avenel
  • Nov. 5: Cat Walk (Akita)* [format unconfirmed]
  • Nov. 7: Left Alone (Kobe)* Quartet * with Togashi Masahiko, Mal Waldron, Jean-Jacques Avenel
  • Nov. 9: Jazz in Lovely (Nagoya)* Duo * with Mal Waldron

Comments: Even J.J. Avenel and the club contacted could not confirm the format of the Nov 5 gig... One thing is certain: JJA did not play that evening, so it was most likely a solo or a duo gig... The investigation continues...
The Space Who duo with Mal Waldron, Japan Dreams, was released in June 2004 to celebrate Steve's 13th Tour (unrealized).

CD13 : Japan Dream (Egg Farm) class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 11 - 1995

  • Sept. 3: Oguni Chomin Sogo Taiikukan (Yamagata)* Duo & Trio * with Wilfride Piollet, Daimon Shiro
  • Sept. 4: Aku Aku (Tsukuba)* Solo & Duo * with Hayashi Eiichi
  • Sept. 6: Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Duo * with Yamashita Yosuke
  • Sept. 7: Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Satoh Masahiko
  • Sept. 8: Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Duo - CD14 * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Sept. 9: Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Duo * with Umezu Kazutoki
  • Sept. 10: Egg Farm (Saitama)* Solo - CD15 *
  • Sept. 11: ST Spot (Yokohama)* Solo

Comments: Here also, very little info has been found and is available about this 11th tour. Fortunately, we are blessed to have two relatively rare albums (Eternal Duo '95 and the especially hard to get Blues for Aida—a double CD set) that give a very good idea of the spirit of the moment.
It is not known whether the Sept 3 sessions with Wilfride Piollet and Daimon Shiro (dancers) were filmed.

CD14 : Eternal Duo '95 (Take One) — CD15 : Blues for Aida (Egg Farm) class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 12 - 2000

  • Oct. 6: Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Trio * with Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • Oct. 8: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (Yokohama)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • Oct. 10: Harmony Hall (Matsumoto)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • Oct. 11: Performing Arts Center (Niigata)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • Oct. 12: Jazz in Lovely (Nagoya)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • Oct. 13: Egg Farm (Saitama)* Duo * with Togashi Masahiko
  • Oct. 14: Egg Farm (Saitama)* Duo * with Miyake Haruna
  • Oct. 15. Matinee Egg Farm (Saitama)* Solo - CD16 *
  • Oct. 15. Evening Egg Farm (Saitama)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Satoh Masahiko
  • Oct. 16: Egg Farm (Saitama)* Trio * with Togashi Masahiko, Takahashi Yuji
  • Oct. 17: Plan B (Tokyo)* Duo * with Tanaka Min

Comments: A tour clearly in two parts: the first with Lacy's regular trio partners (Oct6—12), the second with several Japanese "associates (Oct 13-17). The Egg Farm Festival and the Plan B event are exhaustively documented on Steve Lacy's website, in the section "Memorable concerts and in the book Let's Call This... The Bath—Steve Lacy on Tour 1995-2000.
The solo performance of Oct. 15 at the Egg Farm, issued as 10 of Dukes + 6 Originals in a limited edition of 1000 CDs, is almost sold-out, see senatorsrecords.com. Note: Tanaka Min is a very unusual Butoh dancer.

CD16 : 10 of Dukes + 6 Originals (Senators) class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

TOUR 13 - 2004 (tour cancelled)

  • June 11: Dolphy (Yokohama)* Trio * with Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch
  • June 12: Jazz Spot Candy (Chiba)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • June 13: Shinjuku Pit Inn (Tokyo)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • June 17: Jazz in Lovely (Nagoya)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • June 19: Egg Farm (Saitama)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • June 20: Egg Farm (Saitama)* Solo
  • June 21: Dug (Tokyo)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch
  • June 23: Zontag Ohashi Memorial Hall (Nagano)* Trio * with J.J. Avenel, John Betsch

Comments: This was the itinerary / program of this unrealized tour in trio format. Steve Lacy died in Boston on June 4, 2004. Pianist Satoh Masahiko gave a solo concert at the Shinjuku Pit Inn on June 13 as an homage to Steve Lacy's life. class="f-right s-img"> Return to Index...

LIST OF MUSICIANS:

  • Drums / percussion: Togashi Masahiko, Toyozumi Yoshisaburo, Joe Mizuki, Nakamura Tatsuya, Oliver Johnson, John Betsch
  • Bass: Yoshizawa Motoharu, Ikeda Yoshio, Midorikawa Keiki, Kent Carter, Dave Holland, Jean-Jacques Avenel
  • Piano: Satoh Masahiko, Takahashi Yuji, Yamashita Yosuke, Bobby Few, Mal Waldron, Miyake Haruna
  • Vocals / violin / cello: Irene Aebi
  • Trumpets: Kondo Toshinori, Don Cherry
  • Saxophones: Takagi Mototeru, Inoue Keizo, Umezu Kazutoki, Hayashi Eiichi, Steve Potts
  • Electric violin: Kosugi Takehisa
  • Dancers: Tanaka Min, Wilfride Piollet, Daimon Shiro
  • Globe Unity Orchestra: Kenny Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Enrico Rava, Evan Parker, Gerd Dudek, Steve Lacy, Michel Pilz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Paul Rutherford, Gunter Christmann, Alex von Schlippenbach, Tristan Honsinger, Bob Stewart, Buschi Niebergal, Paul Lovens.

Photo Credit
Gilles Laheurte



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