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Akiyama, Tetuzi / Magnus Granberg / Henrik Olsson: Whose Words?

Label: Ftarri / Meenna
Product Code: 25516
Catalog Code: meenna-983
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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A surprising joining of improvisers and composers from Japanese acoustic guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama playing with Swedish composers and performers, Magnus Granberg on clarinet and Henrik Olsson on percussion and electronics, the latter two part of the chamber ensemble Skogen, for five works of profound calm and center through slow harmonics weaving beautiful aural statements.


International Nothing, The: In Doubt We Trust

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 25467
Catalog Code: ftarri-216
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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The duo project of Berlin-based clarinetists Kai Fagaschinski and Michal Thieke, (Magic I.D., Christof Kurzmann, Splitter Ochester) in their 5th album of timbre-rich, harmonically fascinating and slowly evolving reed interactions, returning to their core duo after their previous quartet album, here presenting a large rich and beautifully weaving work.


Oyauchi, Aishi : Hidden Though It Is Difficult

Label: Armageddon Nova
Product Code: 25420
Catalog Code: AN-R 4
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Aishi Oyauchi is a free improvising alto saxophonist in the tradition of Kaoru Abe and who hails from the same first generation of Japanese free improvisers from the 1960s; this album finds him performing on alto and soprano sax at Performing Art Center, using space and abrupt diversions alongside unusual tone and technique with percussive asides.


Mochizuki, Harutaka : Through The Glass

Label: Armageddon Nova
Product Code: 25419
Catalog Code: AN-R 5
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Multi-instrumentalist improviser Harutaka Mochizuki releases this solo album performing on saxophone, performing two extended improvisations that explore the instrument as a whole, producing unusual sounds from the physical and mechanical aspects of the horn alongside more traditional playing, using an expanded range of dynamics to build tension and interest.


Kaze (Fujii / Tamura / Pruvost / Orins): Atody Man

Label: Libra
Product Code: 25413
Catalog Code: Circum Libra 204
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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The fifth album from the French and Japanese quartet Kaze, initiated by drummer Pter Orins, with two trumpeters--Christian Pruvost and Natsuki Tamura--and pianist Satoko Fujii, all using extended and unusual techniques as they perform innovative compositions from Fujii, Orins, and Tamura with a balance of serious and playful approaches; brilliant.


Kerbaj, Mazen / Toshimaru Nakamura: East of Where?

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 25337
Catalog Code: ftarri-986
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Turkish free improviser trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, best known for the "A" Trio, meets Japanese no-input mixing board pioneer Toshimaru Nakamura for an insanely energetic duo of squelchy electroacoustic improvisations, both players staying on the electric side, and on the far side of lowercase ea-improv as the two ebb and flow a wild dialog of sound.


Oyauchi, Aishi : Wrong Exit

Label: Armageddon Nova
Product Code: 25329
Catalog Code: ANR2/3
Country: Japan
 
Price: $19.95



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Under-recorded but legendary Japanese free improvising saxophonist Aishi Oyauchi in a double CD, performing on alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and piano through 52 untitled and inventive pieces, from a few seconds in length to several minutes, presented as 7 composite tracks; part of the Armageddon Nova Series exploring radical free improvisation.


Various Artists: Lao Dan / Rick Countryman / Colin Webster: Saxophone Anatomy

Label: Armageddon Nova
Product Code: 25328
Catalog Code: AN R-6
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Saxophone solo improvisation omnibus by three free saxophonists from around the globe: Lao Dan from China recording in an underground bomb shelter in an agressive solo performance; US ex-pat Rick Countryman from the Philippines in a traditional yet extremely free jazz exposition; and London's Colin Webster on baritone sax for an exploration of extended techniques.


Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: Fukushima

Label: Libra
Product Code: 25243
Catalog Code: 214-044
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Diverse aspects of the 2011 disaster at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant brought on by a tsunami orchestrated in sound by composer/pianist Satoko Fujii and rendered in remarkable ways from some of New York finest improvisers, including Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin, Oscar Noriega, Herb Roberts, Joe Fiedler, Stomu Takeishi, Nels Cline, &c &c.


Machida, Yoshio / Constantin Papageorgiadis: Music from the SYNTHI 100

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 24994
Catalog Code: YM1701
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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Japanese artist Yoshio Machida and Belgian artist Constantin Papageorgiadis recorded these 12 tracks on an EMS Synthi 100 keyboard, a modular analogue/digital hybrid synth designed in 1971 of which 31 were constructed, this one being on loan from Gent University in Belgium, here manipulated without keyboards to create these rich electronic "Generations" and "Experiments".


Walk With The Penguin: Charm

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 24993
Catalog Code: amorfon017
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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Japanese steelpan player Yoshio Machida leads this pan-national pop band in their second album, blending electronics and popular forms of music referencing and using electronic and acoustic rock, funk, synthpop, and spoken word, with the majority of the band Serbian artists, and guest musicians including Tatsuhisa Yamamoto (Jim O'Rourke), Paranel, and Misha.


Various Artists: Asian Meeting Recordings #1

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 24987
Catalog Code: dmf-170
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Otomo Yoshihide started The Asian Meeting Festival in 2005 to foster creative interaction between Japanese and other Asian musicians, since 2014 curated by DJ Sniff, and here in the 2017 edition at GOK Sound, in Tokyo, Japan with a who's-who of players including Yoshihide, Ryoko Ono, Ko Ishikawa, Son X, KEITO, Yuji Ishihara, Yuen Chee Wai, &c. &c.


Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani): Live at Jazz Room Cortez

Label: Cortez Sound
Product Code: 24882
Catalog Code: Cortez Sound 0005
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Presenting a different line-up from the 2001 debut of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii's Quartet, remaining is trumpeter Natsuka Tamura, with Keisuke Ohta on violin and Takashi Itani on drums, performing evolving and rich collective improvisation with a strange edge, captured live at the Jazz Room Cortez in Mito, Japan in 2016 for two extended and bewitching sets.


Smith, Wadada Leo / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori: Aspiration

Label: Libra
Product Code: 24881
Catalog Code: 204-043
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Pianist/composer Satoko Fujii's "Aspiration" brings together four masterful improvisers and innovators--trumpeters Wadada Leo Smith and Natsuki Tamura, and Downtown NY laptop player Ikue Mori--for an album of exciting and exceptional free playing over compositions from Fujii, Tamura, and one collective composition, a brilliant pinnacle of creative music.


Suzuki, Akio / John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 24828
Catalog Code: ftarri-987
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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At the same event in Scotland that John Butcher recorded his excellent "Resonant Spaces" album, he also joined forces with sound artist Akio Suzuki on a variety of objects and sound devices to record the first 5 tracks of this unusual album of very free improv, the last track by the duo recording at the 2015 Ftarri Festival at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo.


Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi

Label: Libra
Product Code: 24529
Catalog Code: 102-042
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique with their instruments, creating otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds", instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.


Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko): Neko

Label: Libra
Product Code: 24528
Catalog Code: 103-040
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre in its 5th album brings a beautiful light-through-the-leaves melodic melancholy to their unhurried pace, now the trio of Tamura, Satoko Fujii on accordion, and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone, as the cats on the cover stop to find allure in the late day while bringing profound and introspective music to our ears.


Nakamura, Toshimaru / Jun Numata: The First Album

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 24251
Catalog Code: dmf-169
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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A duo improvisation recorded at Shichoshitsu Jinbo-cho, in Tokyo, Japan between no-input mixing electracoustic improviser Toshimaru Nakamura and Doubtmusic label leader and member of mn and MNK, Jun Numata on guitar, oscilator, radio, in a varied and turbulent affair of extreme electronics, sound and noise that takes the listener on a wild ride.


Korekyojinn Acoustic: Kaleidoscope

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 24033
Catalog Code: MGC-53
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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The Korekyojin trio of Tatsuya Yoshida on percussion, Kido Natsuki on guitar and Mitsuru Nasuno on fretless bass, plus violinist Miyamoto Rei on several tracks, take their intricate and exuberant rock into acoustic territory with this impressive album, which includes acoustic takes on "Arabesque", "Careless Heart", "Four Holes in the Sky", &c.


Machinda, Yoshio: Tender Blues

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 23942
Catalog Code: amorfon016
Country: Japan
 
Price: $12.95



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Japanese Steelpan player Yoshio Machida's 11th solo album, performed on the metal slit drum, made from a small gas tank tuned to the C scale over 2 octaves, which he takes into warm territories of rich overtones and melodic invention influenced by Kora, Gamelan, Kulintang and Myanmar musics.


Sirom: I

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 23941
Catalog Code: amorfon015
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Silom is a Slovenian creative music trio using a variety of string, percussive, and melodic percussive instruments, focused on the acoustic aspects of complex evolving works that combine composed and improvised aspects to create rich music with ancient ethnic overtones.


Fujii, Satoko : Invisible Hand [2 CDs]

Label: Cortez Sound
Product Code: 23811
Catalog Code: CSJ 0001/0002
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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After bringing her band Kaze to the Cortez club in Mito, Japan, the owner asked pianist Satoko Fujii back to perform a solo show, captured here across two CDs showing her extensive technical skills and passionate approach to playing, in a mix of new work and new takes on previously recorded compositions.


Ruins: Burning Stone [REISSUE]

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 23801
Catalog Code: MGC-3b
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Tatsuya Yoshida's insanely complex and exhilarating rock project Ruins started around 1986, and bassist Ryuichi Masuda (also a member of Koenji Hyakkei) has been with him since the early days; this CD reissues the 1992 Shimmy Disc album, originally an LP, here with the CD bonus tracks.


Hirose, Junji / Yoshinori Mochizuk / IRONFIST Tatsushima : HMT

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 23746
Catalog Code: dmf-167
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Three free improvisations at the burning heart of the Japanese Free Improv scene from the trio of Junji Hirose on sax, Yoshinori Mochizuki on bass, and Ironfist Tatsushima on drums, balancing two tracks of frenetic playing with a lowercase extended instrumental piece.


Uchihashi, Kazuhisa / Richard Scott: Awesome Entities

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 23745
Catalog Code: dmf-168
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Japanese guitarist and daxophone player Kazuhisa Uchihashi joins forces with Berlin-based composer and free improvising analogue modular synthesizer player Richard Scott for an album of unique orchestration, the daxophone "humanizing" the playing with unusual voicing.


Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE: Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko)

Label: Libra
Product Code: 23565
Catalog Code: 217-039
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo + the band Kaze, bringing guests trumpeter Cristian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins alongside trumpeter Natsuki Tamura into a spectacular big band of great power but also subtle meditation, in four works that include a tribute to the late guitarist and Fujii collaborator Kelly Churko.


Tatsuya, Yoshida / Cho Sokkyo / Tzboguchi Masayasu: TYU

Label: Magaibutsu
Product Code: 22665
Catalog Code: MGC-52
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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The frequent and super-speed improvising duo of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida and guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi join forces with Tzboguchi Masayasu on keyboards and vocoder for an energetic, melodic, and at times outlandish album that pays homage to astonishingly complex rock forms.


Davis, Gareth / Machinefabriek: Shroud Lines

Label: White Paddy Mountain
Product Code: 22557
Catalog Code: WPMC034
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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Frequent collaborators Rutger Zyderveldt (Machinefabriek) and bass clarinetist Gareth Davis in their latest album, edited from a two day recording recidency at Studio Loos, The Hague, a beautifully structured album of subtle fragmentary sound, rich textures and melodic lines.


Huy (Junji / Kazuhisa / Yoshida): Huy

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 22332
Catalog Code: MGIS-01
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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The Japanese trio of Hirose Junji on tenor saxophone, Innocence label founder Uchihashi Kazuhisa on guitar, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums, initiating Magaibutsu's "Improv Session Series" with this on-fire album of controlled chaos, recorded live at Foxhole in Kichijoji.


PYN (Pittard / Yoshida / Nasuno): L'elan Createur

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 22331
Catalog Code: MGC-51
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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Following their 2015 album "Songs for children who don't want to sleep", the quartet of Yan Pittard on guitar & oud, Mitsuru Nasuno on bass, Maki Nakano on vocals, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums present this soundtrack album, which translates to "the creative urge".


World Heritage, The (Yamamoto Seiichi / Katsui Yuji / Kido Natsuki / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yoshida Tatsuya): The Land of Light

Label: Magaibutsu
Product Code: 22330
Catalog Code: MGC-50
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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The Japanese improvising rock quintet The World Heritage--Yamamoto Seiichi, Katsui Yuji, Kido Natsuki, Nasuno Mitsuru, and Yoshida Tatsuya--with two guitars, violin, bass and drums, in a live recording of dynamic collective improvisation at Akihabara Goodman in 2013.


Shimizu, Kazuto / Yoshida Tatsuya / Nasyuno Mitsuru: SYN LIVE

Label: Magaibutsu Limited
Product Code: 22329
Catalog Code: MGIS-02
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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The Japanese improvising rock trio of Kazuto Shimizu on keyboards, Nasyuno Mitsuru on bass, and Yoshida Tatsuya on drums performing live at Club Goodman in Akihabara, Japan, 2016 for technically superb, fast paced, turn-on-a-dime, joyful prog-oriented playing.


Machida, Yoshio: Steelpan Improvisation Series "ro" [VINYL]

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22044
Catalog Code: YM9127
Country: Japan
 
Price: $17.95



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The 2nd of 2 album with Amorfon label leader Yoshio Machida performing acoustic improvisation on the steelpan drum influenced by traditional Indian improvised music, adding elements of Jazz, twelve-tone and ethnic music to create a unique hybrid, in a limited clear vinyl LP.


Machida, Yoshio: Steelpan Improvisation Series "i" [VINYL]

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22043
Catalog Code: YM9110
Country: Japan
 
Price: $17.95



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The 1st of 2 album with Amorfon label leader Yoshio Machida performing acoustic improvisation on the steelpan drum influenced by traditional Indian improvised music, adding elements of Jazz, twelve-tone and ethnic music to create a unique hybrid, in a limited clear vinyl LP.


Queijo, Jorge / Hiroki Chiba / Yoshio Machida: Luminant

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22036
Catalog Code: amorfon014
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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Live recordings of the trio of Yoshio Machida on steelpans and gamelan, Hiroki Chiba on double bass and electronics, and Jorge Queijo on drums & percussion, performing live at Foxhole and Apollo in Tokyo, 2015, free improvisation with Eastern attitudes and European propulsion.


Baby Rap: Voice Performance By Babies

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22035
Catalog Code: amorfon013
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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Amorfon continues their exploration of the "voice" of babies, started with "Kindermusik: Improvised Music by Babies" and expanded here as 14 babies are recorded in a single take, expressing themselves before the learning of language, volume, timbre and speech intervals.


Miimo: Miimo 5

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22034
Catalog Code: Miimo 5
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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The alternative dub steelpan trio of Yoshio Machida (steeldrums, voice, percussion, electronics), Tatus (bass, voice & electronics) and Norihide Saji (drums, laptop & electronics) for 10 tracks of embraceable tunes including a cover of Miles Davis "All Blues".


Miimo: Miimo 3

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22033
Catalog Code: Miimo 3
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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The improvising steelpan ensemble of Yoshio Machida (steel drums, percussion, electronics, PanKAT), Tatsu (bass, electronics) and Norihide Saji (drums, laptop, electronics) in their 3rd release, an alternative dub album, or music created by poly-rhythm and sound effects.


Miimo: Miimo 4

Label: Amorfon
Product Code: 22032
Catalog Code: Miimo 4
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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Using bass, drums, steelpan, electronics and programming, the trio of Tatsu, Norihide Saji and Amorfon label leader Yoshio Machida create a "pulse dub" album of polyrhythms and phase, producing warm, complex and embraceable music that includes a cover of Bjork's "Hyperballad".


Olive / Owen (Tim Olive / Ben Owen): 63-66

Label: 845 Audio
Product Code: 21849
Catalog Code: 845-6
Country: Japan
 
Price: $11.95



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Recording in Brooklyn in 2014, this collaboration between Olive and Ben Owen presents four tracks of electronic improvisation using shortwave radio, oscillators, paper, contact microphones and magnetic pickups, creating a mysterious and well-paced album of sound experimentation.


Naka, Takuji / Tim Olive: The New Attractive

Label: EM Records
Product Code: 21422
Catalog Code: EM1139CD
Country: Japan
 
Price: $12.95



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The magnetic heads on Takuji Naka's cassette decks and Tim Olive's magnetic pickups explain The New "Attractive" aspect of the title, as this duo use pliable metals, analog electronics and a battered spring reverb unit to create a unique journey in sound.


Hirose, Junji / Kazuhisa Uchihashi: Saxophonedaxophone

Label: Doubtmusic
Product Code: 21421
Catalog Code: dmf-160
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Saxophonist Junji Hirose met Kazuhisa Uchihashi at Foxhole in Kichijoji in 2014 and 2015, Uchihashi performing only on Hans Reichel's daxophone--wood shapes played in a variety of ways to create unusual sound--as heard on these 10 surprising and wonderfully idiosyncratic recordings.


Pinhas, Richard / Tatsuya Yoshida: Live In Japan

Label: Magaibutsu
Product Code: 21247
Catalog Code: MGC-49 [REPRESS]
Country: Japan
 
Price: $13.95



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After the 2014 Rock In Opposition Festival in Japan, Richard Pinhas and Yoshida Tatsuya did a two week tour of Japan; one of the results was this CD compiled from several shows during that tour, an excellent album of improvised electronics and drums from Heldon and Ruins masters.


PYN (Yoshida / Pittard / Nasuno): Songs for children who don't want to sleep

Label: Magaibutsu
Product Code: 21034
Catalog Code: MGC-48
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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P (Yann Pittard on oud and guitar & vocals), Y (Tatsuya Yoshida on drums & vocals) and N (Mitsuru Nasuno on bass & vocals) performing Arabian Progressive Pop Improvisation, an unusual melding and orchestration of arabic progressions and melodic prog rock.


Korekyojinn: Fall Line

Label: Magaibutsu
Product Code: 21033
Catalog Code: MGC-47
Country: Japan
 
Price: $14.95



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The 5th studio album from the trio of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins alone / Koenji Hyakkei), Kido Natsuki (Bondage Fruit / Salle Gavoux), Nasunomitsuru (Altered states / Umbeltipo), avant-progressive instrumental rock, melodic and complex rock performed at breakneck speed.


Murayama, Seijiro / Jean-Luc Guionnet: Mishima, Day & Night

Label: Ftarri
Product Code: 20977
Catalog Code: ftarri-990
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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The third album from Japanese percussionist Seijiro Murayama and French saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, each presenting unique languages and approaches to their instruments, here in four recordings made in two locations, once during the day in Mishima City at Hongaku Temple and the other at Teke Bar in the same city and on the same evening.


Fujii, Satoko Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu

Label: Libra
Product Code: 20418
Catalog Code: 204-038
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Tobira ("door") expands the original trio configuration of Todd Nicholson on bass and Takashi Itani on drums, with trumpeter/husband Natsuki Tamura, playing inventive free improvisation with sophistication in melodic heads and superb soloing.


Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichie

Label: Libra
Product Code: 20417
Catalog Code: 212-037
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Pianist Satoko Fujii's large ensemble blending masterful Japanese and Euro players like Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Natsuka Tamura with Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullmann, &c., with Fujii's compositions amazingly flexible frameworks that lend themselves to great soloing and ensemble playing.


Kaze: Uminari

Label: Circum-Libra
Product Code: 20416
Catalog Code: Circum-Libra 203
Country: Japan
 
Price: $16.95



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Natsuki Tamura & Christian Pruvost on trumpets, Satoko Fuji on piano and Peter Orins on drums for a quartet where all members are active compositional contributors, creating a powerful ensemble sound with strong soloing using modern creative techniques; excellent!


Butcher, John : Nigemizu

Label: Uchimizu Records
Product Code: 20360
Catalog Code: Uchimizu 01
Country: Japan
 
Price: $15.95



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UK free improvising saxophonist John Butcher continues to push the boundaries in solo explorations of amazing technique and concept on his horn, using the natural resonance of his settings to enhance his wealth of ideas; here he's captured live at Shimanouchi Church, in Osaka, Japan and at Hall Egg Farm, in Fukaya, Japan in 2013 during a Japanese tour.