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Akira Sakata & Giovanni Di Domenico: Iruman

Read "Iruman" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Surprisingly, Iruman is saxophonist Akira Sakata's first piano duo recording in his forty-plus year career. The question this disc raises is not why did it take him so long to record in this format, but could another duo performance eclipse this one?

Sakata has been flag bearer of the Japanese free jazz movement since ...