Saturday, August 6, 2016

SAKATA ORCHESTRA – 4 O'Clock (LP-1981-Better Days – YF-7026-N)




Label: Better Days – YF-7026-N
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Japan / Released: 1981
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Experimental, Avant-garde Jazz
Recorded At – Nippon Columbia Studio 1981
Illustration – Izumi Takao
Cover – Tztom Toda
Design – Hitoshi Nagasawa
Photography By – Sho Kikuchi
Directed By – Tomohiro Saito
Engineer, Mixed By – Kazuhiro Tokieda
Mixed By – Kazuhiro Tokieda
Producer – Pochi Kashiwabara

A1 - What Time Is It? ....................................................................... 8:21
A2 - 4 O'Clock ................................................................................ 11:12
B1 - E? E!! E? .................................................................................. 9:51
B2 - Trapper .................................................................................... 8:50

All songs composed and arranged by – Akira Sakata

Musicians:
Akira Sakata – alto saxophone, alto clarinet
Kasutoki Umezu – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Yoriyuki Harada – bass clarinet
Tomoki Takahashi – tenor saxophone
Seiichi Nakamura – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Ichiko Hashimoto – fortepiano
Shuichi Chino – fortepiano, organ
Shinji Yasuda – trumpet
Haruki Satoh – trombone
Shigeharu Mukai – trombone, bass trombone
Hiroshi Yoshino – bass
Tamio Kawabata – electric bass
Nobuo Fujii, Tony Koba – drums, percussion
Kiyohiko Semba – percussion





Incredible work, Akira Sakata Orchestra (information on the web is very scarce) on this album is create a monstrous specimen of free-jazz, intense improvisations of saxophone and piano, incisive bass, playful rhythm section, best wild jazz with fast movements and rapid pace, ever is changing, collapse, again manic lifting, This is pure hell here.
I think that this album should be in every collection of free-jazz improvisations.

Enjoy!



If you find it, buy this album!

18 comments:

  1. AKIRA SAKATA ORCHESTRA – 4 O'Clock (LP-1981)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?3t9g6v5yio

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    1. Hi & thanks Vitko

      I make out the album sleeve notes as saying...

      Shinji Yasuda (t - 2,3)
      Haruki Satoh (tb - 2,3)
      Shigeharu Mukai (tb/b.tb-2,3)
      Akira Sakata (as/alt.cl-2,3/dir/arr)
      Kasutoki Umezu (as/b.cl - 2,3)
      Tomoki Takahashi (ts - 1,4)
      Seiichi Nakamura (ts/cl - 2,3)
      Yoriyuki Harada (b.cl)
      Shuichi Chino (p/org - 1,4)
      Ichiko Hashimoto (p - 2,3)
      Tamio Kawabata (b.g - 1,4)
      Hiroshi Yoshino (b - 2,3)
      Nobuo Fujii (d)
      Tony Koba (d - 1,4)
      Kiyohiko Semba (perc - 1,4)

      Rec: Nippon Columbia Studio, March + May 1981
      Eng / mix: Kazuhiro Tokieda
      Prod: Pochi Kashiwabara
      Exec prod: Tomohiro Saito
      Cover: Hitoshi Nagasawa (A D Tztom Toda) - artwork: Izumi Takao / photo: Sho Kikuchi

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    2. Yes, everything is fine, but as you can see, they forgot to write who is the yonder voice that occurs on the B side.

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    3. Realy great rarities, thank you! Say do you have Seiji Onishi “Great White Light"?

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    4. I'm sorry, I do not have that album.

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  2. Always something amazing!!! Where do you find this records man?!
    It's like I've discovered that there's another continent in the world which was always here but was invisible to most people.

    Well, well, well, so I can die easy...

    Thank You Vitko!

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    1. Akira Sakata is a longtime member of Yosuke Yamashita Trio. And since I'm crazy for Yamashita ..... eh ..... well .... it's a long story ..... I will not bore you ....... :)

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  3. Rarity schmarity - another nugget from VVV (Vitko's Vast Vault). Vielen Dank! :)))

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    1. Thank you. These days I listen to the Japanese, all alone geniuses... :)
      Enjoy, Lucky.

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  4. WOW great album. Love Big Band craziness. Always have been a fan of Sakata and K. Umezu. If you have any more like this please post! Thanks so much!!

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  5. Your collection as gain some extraordinary items for the past months. It's very impressive. Looks like you're back from a long diggin' trip (or won at the lottery). Just want to thank you for all those deep listening pleasures you're spreading. Cheers (from Montréal).

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  6. I'm a big fan of Yosuke Yamashita too. Many thanks for your wonderful posts. I treasure them and back up my collection obsessively!

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  7. Thanks, Vitko! lotta gfod players...

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  8. Vitko, thank you again for sharing this gem from your deep collection.

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  9. What a big band sound. I guess a comparison with YY's "Gugan" is unavoidable. Thanks, Vitko!

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  10. Oh, how about this video with lots of familiar faces contributing?

    山下洋輔トリオ - GUGAN グガン

    https://youtu.be/d03cbvYyLdY

    Piano 山下洋輔 Yosuke Yamashita
    Alto Sax 坂­田明 Akira Sakata
    Alto Sax 林栄一 Eiichi Hayashi
    Tenor Sax 中村誠一 Seiichi Nakamura
    Tenor Sax 菊地成孔(武田和命代役) Naruyoshi Kikuchi (As substitute for Kazunori Takeda)
    Guitar 國仲勝男 Katsuo Kuninaka
    Drums 森山威男 Takeo Moriyama
    Drums 小山彰太 Shota Koyama

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  11. Thank -Otto-, I have not seen this video.

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