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Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi tour Europe, Russia and Japan

Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi tour Europe, Russia and Japan

Akira Sakata, the legendary Japanese alto player, is heading out on tour in October and November with his long-running American rhythm section Chikamorachi. Sakata, Chris Corsano (percussion) and Darin Gray (double bass), are touring in support of their two new releases And that's the Story of Jazz... 2xCD (Family Vineyard) and Live at Hungry Brain LP ...

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Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chikamorachi "And That's the Story of Jazz..." (2011) and live LP

Akira Sakata is revered as the most powerful alto saxophonist to ever come out of Japan since starting with the Yosuke Yamashita trio in the 1970's. But for far too long Sakata's albums, as leader or side player, have been only available as expensive Japanese imports limiting Western ears from hearing him—until now. Family Vineyard Records ...


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