Saturday, July 1, 2017

SABU TOYOZUMI/MOTOTERU TAKAGI – If Ocean Is Broken (Rec.1971/2LP-2009)





Label: Qbico – Qbico 95
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition / Country: Italy / Released: 2009
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live in April 1971 at Yasuda Seimei Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Cover Design – Qbico
Mastered By – Harumi Hayashi
Recorded By – Tanso Watazumi
Matrix / Runout (Runouts A): blue QBICO 95 A
Matrix / Runout (Runouts B): blue QBICO 95 B
Matrix / Runout (Runouts C): red 2 QBICO 95 C
Matrix / Runout (Runouts D): red 2 QBICO 95 D

A - Song For Yoo-Ki Lee ................................................................................. 20:05
B - If Ocean Is Broken .................................................................................... 25:27
C - The Alilan Pass ......................................................................................... 24:10
D - Nostalgia For Che-ju Island ...................................................................... 24:30

Sabu Toyozumi – drums, percussion
Mototeru Takagi – tenor sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet

Limited edition of 200 copies, somewhat modified design, pressed on blue and red vinyl (very rare). Recorded live in April 1971 at Yasuda Seimei Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
In the front cover is photo of Kubira (Shōtora) a Kamakura period sculpture, on the back cover is an image polychromed wood statue of En no Gyoja, also from the Kamakura Period (1185-1333).






Unreleased free jazz from Japan in its prime, recorded live in Tokyo in 1971. Mototeru Takagi already released two beautiful duo LPs back then with master Japanese drummers like Masahiko Togashi (Isolation) and Toshi Tsuchitori (Origination), so this last DLP is complete in a sense the set of duo recorded with the best, 1st generation, free music drummers from Japan. On the other side it's complete also, the duo recorded by Sabu with the greatest reeds player from Japan (still of the 1st generation); being, his various duos with legendary Kaoru Abe, already documented on Qbico (Senzei) and elsewhere. About the music: raw and passionate = primitive beauty; both musicians are in top form and surely in their most creative period. Mr. Takagi plays tenor, soprano sax and bass clarinet, while Sabu is on drums and percussion. Original recordings were very well preserved (fortunately) and the pressing came out wonderful! Cover by qbico which Sabu can really dig, saying that En no Gyoja is deeply respected by him, he opened the way... AND that was his master's guru... (strange coincidences ?!...)
_ Qbico

Shockingly well performed gig. Enjoy!


If you find it, buy this album!

12 comments:

  1. SABU TOYOZUMI / MOTOTERU TAKAGI – If Ocean Is Broken (2LP-2009)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (835 MB)

    LP-1 - Sabu Toyozumi - Mototeru Takagi (425 MB)
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    LP-2 - Sabu Toyozumi - Mototeru Takagi (410 MB)
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  2. Thanks Vitko. I have the LP - thanks for your work!!

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  3. Outstanding! Thank you very much!

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  4. Many thanks, Vitko! Excellent music!

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  5. Thank you very much

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  6. Amazing site. Just found it randomly.
    Not sure if you take requests, but I'd love to see Dharma Quintet - End Starting.

    Thanks for all your contributions

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  7. I think Dharma Quintet can be found on the Inconstant Sol blog. Check on!

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    1. Hey, thanks for the fast reply.
      Unfortunately, the links for both Dharma Quintet albums have expired.

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    2. Both Dharma Quintet and Trio will be reissued on lp in October by the french label "souffle continu" normally a cd box set containing the 3 records will follow. For those who will be in France on October 19 there will also be a concert of Dharma Quintet + Cohelmec Ensemble + Workshop de Lyon, the two first group haven't played together since around 30 years

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  8. thank you

    much better than your usual record store here !

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