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Masahiko Satoh

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Article: Album Review

Sabu Toyozumi / Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai

Read "Hokusai" reviewed by Mark Corroto


This tantalizing duo between Mats Gustafsson and Sabu Toyozumi was recorded at two live concerts in Chiba, Japan in 2018. Probably most listeners are familiar with the Swedish saxophonist from his avant--garage trio The Thing with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love and dozens of other ensembles including Fire! Orchestra, The End, and Cuts with Masami ...

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Article: Album Review

Kang Tae Hwan & Midori Takada: An Eternal Moment

Read "An Eternal Moment" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Thanks to Lithuanian label NoBusiness Records, Korean alto saxophonist Kang Tae-Hwan is reaching a new generation of improvised music lovers. Eternal Moment captures the one-of-a-kind saxophonist with Japanese percussionist Midori Takada in a live performance at Café Amores in Hofu, Japan, in 1995. It's the third previously unreleased recording from the Chap Chap Records concert series ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Big in Japan, Part 3: Satoko Fujii’s Year of Living Dangerously

Read "Big in Japan, Part 3: Satoko Fujii’s Year of Living Dangerously" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In the first two parts of this series we looked at the origins of jazz in Japan and its adherence to the American style of composing, arranging and playing. Though jazz has been popular in Japan from the earliest days, it was--as in the United States--hardly met with unanimous approval in a country that prized classical ...

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Article: Year in Review

Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2018

Read "Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by Troy Dostert


2018 was a terrific year for imaginative, well-executed recordings that cover the spectrum of instrumental configurations in creative jazz and freely improvised music. From Susana Santos Silva's mesmerizing solo trumpet to Ingrid Laubrock's formidable orchestra (and everything in between), the following choices are a cross-section of some of the best the year had to offer. Something ...

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Article: Album Review

Ton-Klami: Prophecy Of Nue

Read "Prophecy Of Nue" reviewed by John Sharpe


Another installment in the No Business Records series of unreleased Chap Chap label recordings licensed from Japan provides a fascinating glimpse of an unfamiliar soundworld. Prophecy Of Nue features the long lived group Ton-Klami live in concert in 1995. The band member best known in the West might be pianist Masahiko Satoh, who has recorded with ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazztopad 2016, Part 1

Read "Jazztopad 2016, Part 1" reviewed by Henning Bolte


National Forum of Music Jazztopad 2016 Wroclaw November 22-24, 2016 Wroclaw was this year's European Capital of Culture, sharing that title with Donostia/San Sebastian, a landmark of importance. But it isn't the only distinctive 'C' connected with the annual Jazztopad festival organized by the National Forum of Music, the representative center ...

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Yatagarasu

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. Yatagarasu; 02. Icy Spears; 03. Autumn Drizzle; 04. Frozen Whistle.

Article: Album Review

Brötzmann - Satoh - Moriyama: Yatagarasu

Read "Yatagarasu" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Qualcuno potrebbe dire che con Brötzmann si sa più o meno sempre come va a finire. Energia pura, fuoco, viscere, liricità dell'urlo, libertà sonora. Giunto al traguardo dei 70 anni, interprete di una personalissima versione del concetto di changing same così centrale in quell'espressività afroamericana da cui ha preso sempre le doverose distanze, il sassofonista tedesco ...

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Article: Year in Review

Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


A list of some of the new releases that enriched life in 2012. In no particular order... Peter Brötzmann Chicago TentetWalk, Love, SleepSmalltown Superjazz A long time ago I lost count of how many albums I have by Peter Brötzmann. Or how many I still want ...


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