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Introducing Yasuhiro Yoshigaki's Orquesta Libre

Read "Introducing Yasuhiro Yoshigaki's Orquesta Libre" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Japanese drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki is one of the most influential drummers in the left-off-center alternative music scene in Japan. A close collaborator of sound sculptor Otomo Yoshihide, included in all incarnations of Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet/Ensemble/Orchestra, and member of the groups Emergency! (with Yoshihide), Altered States (with guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa), Rovo (with violinist Yuji Katsui, former ...



Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Emergency; 02. Beyond Games; 03. Where; 04. Vashkar; 05. Via the Spectrum Road; 06. Spectrum; 07. Sangria for Three; 08. Something Special


Article: Film Review

Takayuki Kato/ Yasuhiro Yoshigaki/ Kumiko Takara: Tu-Mu-Go #1

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Takayuki Kato/ Yasuhiro Yoshigaki/ Kumiko TakaraTu-Mu-Go #1Studio Ba-Lu-Lu Ba-Lu2012 This Japanese trio is comprised by one of the most innovative and inventive guitarists on the Japanese scene, Takayuki Kato, who rarely plays outside Japan; prolific drummer and percussionist Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, leader of his own percussion ensemble, Orquesta ...

Article: Album Review

Tony Williams Lifetime: Emergency!

Read "Emergency!" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo album ha rivoluzionato la musica del secolo scorso. L'affermazione è forte ma è certamente condivisa da buona parte della critica. Purtroppo è un album che non ha avuto invece grande successo di pubblico e speriamo che questa riedizione curata dalla meritoria etichetta inglese Esoteric possa, almeno in parte, sanare la situazione. Il giovane batterista Tony ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

Martin Vognsen Challenges Border Control

Read "Martin Vognsen Challenges Border Control" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Danish guitarist and composer Martin Vognsen's project State Changes According To A Wind, here presented on a 2CD release, offers a unique musical observation about something those of us living in the first world may take for granted: the (relative) freedom to move from one country to another. Vognsen bases his reflections on the main crossing ...


Article: Album Review

Emergency!: Live In Copenhagen

Read "Live In Copenhagen" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Surprisingly, drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki's band, Emergency!--formed in 2001--never performed outside of Japan until this 2006 date in Denmark. The quartet, also featuring guitarists Otomo Yoshihide and Ryoichi Saito, plus bassist Hiroaki Mizutani, covers the jazz compass in the same manner as 1990s Downtown bands Rootless Cosmopolitans and Junk Genius; that is, they sometimes reimagine standards by ...


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