Reviews that mention Kaoru Abe

December 2, 2018

Kaoru Ave/Sabu Toyozumi

Mannyoka
NoBusiness Records NBCD 107

Toyozumi/Countryman

JYA-NE

Manila Free Jazz No #

Almost 40 years separate these two live sessions, but the person providing the cultivated rhythmic connections is the same: Sabu Toyozumi, now 74. One of Japan’s Free Music pioneers along with Masayuki Takayanagi and Kaoru Abe, Toyozumi has also played with the likes of Derek Bailey and John Russell. Acknowledge today as an authoritative beat-maker in the class of fellow veterans Han Bennink and Milford Graves, he continues on the unconventional exploratory music path, sometimes working with Japanese noise bands and also soloing on the erhu. MORE