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Kaoru Abe 阿部薫 - 遥かな旅路

* Jewel Case CD
Profile (English):
Kaoru Abe (阿部薫) (May 3, 1949 – September 9, 1978) was an influential Japanese free jazz alto saxophonist, who is often regarded as being the greatest abrasive sounding saxophonist.
He generally performed solo, and died young from a drug overdose, and has since been immortalized in the jazz scene. He became close [...]

Kaoru Abe 阿部薫 - 木曜日の夜

(Japanese JewelCase Edition with Japanese Obi sleeve)
Kaoru Abe was criminally under-recorded during his peak period of the early seventies, but this disk goes some way towards redressing the balance. Instinctive and inspirational playing that burns with a unique white intensity, coupled with a dizzying sense of lonely speed. Just fabulous.
1  1972.7.13. Alto 1 – 11:21
2  [...]

Akira Sakata 坂田明 - The Tale Of The Heike: Live Performance DVD 平家物語 実況録音 映像篇 (Japanese DVD Edition)

* DVD: NTSC, region free, total time 74:51
Description (English):
“An epic concept album narrated and performed by Akira Sakata, Heike Monogatari (”Tale of the Heike”) is the most disturbing entry so far in the doubtmusic catalogue. This work is an expression of the philosophy of impermanence. It’s also a vision of Hell. Woodwinds signify madness. Bells [...]

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