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Karl Berger with Masahiko SatoWith Silence ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
There's nothing silent here – as the album's one of the most biting 70s albums we've heard from vibist Karl Berger – an album that's relatively free overall, and which features some fantastic work by Masahiko Sato on piano! Sato really seems to bring out the darker tones in Berger's vibes, and his sometimes use of marimbas – really wonderful hues that are especially compelling when the whole group takes off for a long free run of improvisation! Other players include Allen Blairman on drums and Adelhard Roidinger on bass – and titles include "From Now On", "With Silence", "Get Up", and "The Only One Of Its Kind In My Garden". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Masahiko SatoOnimotsu Konimotsu ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
Very groovy soundtrack material from Masahiko Sato – a Japanese jazz artist that you might know from some equally groovy records in the 60s! This film music follows somewhat in the spirit of Sato's other recordings, save for the fact that the tunes are shorter – more like film cues overall – and often focus around this wonderfully cool main theme that has a riffing trumpet, followed by a riffing guitar, then laced with a sweet keyboard line – a great tune that's offered up in many variations, and which almost feels as if some UK ITV theme from the 60s was given a fresh treatment at the A&M Records studios! There's a few vocal tunes, but the album's mostly instrumental – and there's some nice twists and turns as things move along, especially towards the second half of the record, where some of the instrumentation is even more unusual. The CD is relatively short, but the package more than makes up for that with a very big booklet of notes in Japanese and photos. CD
(Includes slipcase & large booklet.)

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Masahiko Sato, Peter Warren & Pierre FavreTrinity ... CD
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1971. Used ... $16.99
Masahiko Sato on piano, Peter Warren on bass & Pierre Favre on drums. CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Masahiko SatoBelladonna ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Masahiko Sato – a Japanese musician we love for his jazz, funk, and psychedelic sounds – all of which come into play on this unusual animated soundtrack! The music is plenty trippy right from the start – very offbeat, from the instrumentation to the production to the pacing – never in a mode that's too avant, but which is very much its own thing – as Sato weaves a way forward with cool spacey keyboards, slow-brooding basslines, and these dreamy vocals from singer Chinatsu Nakayama! Some moments feel like the best funky electric Italian sound library material of the time – but there's also a lot more going on, too – including some of that great style Sato would use on other albums, when he'd blend psychedelic inspiration with very groovy jazz. Titles include "Funny Feeling", "Mr London", "Andy Warhol", "Belladonna", "The Notice Is Notice", "Take It Easy", and "TBSF". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert Mangelsdorff/Masahiko Sato/Peter Warren/AllSpontaneous ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Definite spontaneous sounds from the great Albert Mangelsdorff – a set that has the trombonist working alongside the up-and-coming Japanese pianist Masahiko Sato, who also plays some ring modulator on the album! Sato's almost the driving force here – although that role might also go to drummer Allen Blairman, a player we don't know much at all, but who really pushes the group strongly forward from the bottom – as Sato serves up some of his most angular, inventive lines to date – and bassist Peter Warren shifts from bow to plucking, depending on the sonic needs of the moment. Mangelsdorff is great, as always – and as always, really knows how to step back when needed, then jump into the fray in just the right way. Titles include "Roots To Moods", "Ludwig Van Watches", and "Voices, Noises, Lungs N Tongues, Strings, & Things". CD
(Out of print, 2014 Enja Jazz Master Works pressing – includes obi.)
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Akira MiyazawaFour Units ... LP
Takt/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
Some of the most arch-modern work we've ever heard from Japanese reedman Akira Miyazawa – proof that even though he was one of his nation's greatest straight jazz sax players in the 60s, he could also open up experimentally too! Akira's playing both flute and tenor here – and he's working with a quartet that features piano and arrangements from Masahiko Sato – who's clearly the key modern influence on the session. Many tunes have a slightly tentative, almost improvised feel at points – sound building in the space between the piano, the bass of Yasuko Arakawa, and the drums of Masahiko Togashi – often given strongest focus by Miyazawa's horn. Tracks are all somewhat longish, and the titles are in Japanese – and the set was released as part of the "Japanese Top Jazz Men" series from the Union label – definitely a good indication of the energy going on here! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWamono A to Z Vol 1 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968 to 1980 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic dip into the world of Japanese funk during the 70s – a great place to start if you don't want to slap down big money for expensive imports – and a set that's also got a fair bit of obscure numbers in the lineup, even if you have some of the material from this time! The collection's got a specific ear for a groove – and often focuses on tracks that mix US styles of jazzy funk with specific Japanese styles of instrumentation – a wood flute here, a bit of koto there – all used in very cool, very groovy ways – and in a setting that's still very appealing if you're a fan of more familiar funky jazz from the 70s! Titles include "Incitation" by Monica Lassen & The Sounds, "Soran Bushi" by Toshiiko Yonekawa, "Touch Of Japanese Tone" by Takeo Yamashita, "Cloudy" by Chikara Ueda & The Power Station, "Downtown Blues" by Chumei Watanabe, "Sidewinder" by Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos, "Sniper's Snooze" by Masahiko Sato and Jiro Inagaki, and "Hanagas Onda" by Kifu Mitsuhashi. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Masahiko SatohAmorphism ... LP
CBS, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Eddie Gomez on bass and Steve Gadd on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear along the opening.)

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on the album! Satoh has a way of playing lyrically at the start, then really opening up – and Ino's bass rolls and dips with its own sense of melody that's quite beautiful – as Hino works far far away from straight rhythm, and often peppers the songs with personal exclamations of his own. Yet none of the numbers are ever too far out, either – just loosely structured, but respectful of the melodies, while never enslaved to them. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "Norwegian Wood", "Flash", "Overhang Blues", and "Once Upon A Summertime". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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