Monday, April 20, 2020

MASAHIKO SATO – Holography (Columbia ‎– JDX-42 / LP-1970)




Label: Columbia ‎– JDX-42
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold / Country: Japan / Released: 1970
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, June 17, 1970
Made By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Composed By – Masahiko Sato
Liner Notes – Hisamitsu Noguchi and Jun Numata
Matrix / Runout (Side A): SX-2311 - JDX-42-A 1- A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): SX-2312 - JDX-42-B 1- B

side 1:
A - Phase 1 ............................................................................................................. 20:48

side 2:
B - Phase 2 ............................................................................................................. 17:55

Masahiko Sato – piano


One of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Masahiko Sato, a composer and arranger,as well as a key figure in the avantgarde music from Japan. Originally issued on Japan Columbia in 1970, the two sides of very free piano show a sensitivity that's really amazing – still moments of freedom that reflect Sato's connection to the avant garde of the time, interwoven with his own sense of cosmic creation, in ways that are similar to his later projects.




Born in Tokyo, in 1941, Masahiko Sato's earliest influences came from Olivier Messiaen and Yuji Takahashi, although the pianist earned his living playing in various jazz combos in Japan, Europe and the USA throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. As a jazz soloist, arranger, free player, or even as organist on the more extreme Japanese rock LPs of the time, Masahiko Sato successfully navigated his way through it all. Indeed, in this way, Sato is probably the Japanese equivalent of German free spirit Wolfgang Dauner, with whom he played in the very early 1970s.



If you find it, buy this album!

36 comments:

  1. MASAHIKO SATO – Holography (Columbia ‎– JDX-42 / LP-1970)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-176+Artwork (465.66 MB)


    You can get the download link exclusively through:
    differentper@gmail.com


    Regards.

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  2. I somehow have never even heard of this one before. Excited to listen.

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  3. Many thanks for this. Very excited about listening to this one by Masahiko Sato. Cheers!

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  4. Thank you. I'm listening now. Sato is a treat as always.

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  5. Love Masahiko Sato, thank you!

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  6. thank you so much!!
    all the best!!

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  7. Mny thanks, this sounds great, John C

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  8. I found this place recently.
    I will be a regular guest here.
    Thank you for your great work, great music...

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  9. and of course thank you for the quick link

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  10. Much Much Appreciated !

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  11. Excellent piano playing, as expected. Thanks!

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  12. Going thorugh all of the posts for April, amazing music, thanks Vitko!

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  13. Many thanks for this great LP, Vitko. What one expects from a piano solo, grace, power, invention, traces of the piano whole history, can be found here. Two parts different from each other, more intense the former while the second part seems more contemplative but no less exciting. Fragments of compositions that proceed in different directions changing moods in a music that clearly doesn’t have an ending, just a moment of life in the piano player world. A stunning record that reveals new landscapes with every listening. Simply wonderful.

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  14. I have long been an avid supporter of Japanese Jazz. So thank you Vitko for this.

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  15. Thanks Vitko. Another great Japanese release!

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  16. Thanks Vitko, Sato is one of the most versatile composers

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  17. thanks Vitko for your wonderful rip of this classic

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  18. Thanks for sharing Vitko. Side 1 playing at the moment. 5 minutes in and he's off. Great stuff!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this Vitko, as always, an amazing selection!

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  20. Amazing Recording. Thanx very much!

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  21. Muchas gracias amigo, thank you my friend.

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  22. Thank Vitko for sharing all these rarities of Jjazz. Some of them are real raw free gems.

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  23. Thank you,Vitko.
    This record's cover is an interesting design, and listening to music while looking at it, I'm going to be hooked.

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  24. Beautiful, thank for this great music!

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  25. thanks for another piece of japanese music history. great work.

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  26. Thank you as always!

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