|Sakata, Akira With Chikamorachi Featuring Masahiko Satoh / Proton Pump|
|Add Date:||2018-02-16|| ||Pull Date:||2018-04-20|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
Review: On this live date, Sakata is absolutely on top form on alto saxophone and clarinet -- blowing bold melodies with unstoppable momentum and also injecting deep textural fields with his startling vocalizations. Satoh’s piano is hyperbolic throughout as he splatters counterpoints and brilliant tones at dizzying speed. The versatile rhythm section is fully engaged in counterpoint & fill.
If You Like: Matthew Shipp, David S. Ware, Art Ensemble Of Chicago
*1/ Proton Pump (13:55) - sax starts> midtempo off-kilter jam> crescendo> piano solo swings into midtempo jam> clarinet solo swings into midtempo jam then builds into wild uptempo jam> quick stop
2/ Bullet Apoptosis (8:02) – drums/clarinet start> wild uptempo jam> piano solo> drum solo> wild jam> quick stop
*3/ Chemismotic Coupling Of Acorn (16:11) - clarinet starts slow & quiet> slow jam> chanting & vocals interspersed> swings into uptempo rocking jam> sax solo> uptempo jam swings into fast tempo> crescendo end
*4/ Voyage of Eukaryote (5:43) – clarinet starts slow & quiet> slow jam builds into midtempo> quick stop