This is a 2023 reissue vinyl LP pressing of Clay by Yosuke Yamashita Trio. The Japanese jazz composer and pianist originally released his live album in 1974, via Enja Records. Produced by Horst Weber, and Matthias Winckelmann, the album features live performances at the open-air III New Jazz Festival in Moers, Germany
*Limited Edition* Delve into the mesmerizing trio work of Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita, accompanied by the exceptional reed performances of Akira Sakata. This collaboration, a highlight in 70s Japanese jazz, epitomizes a robust avant-garde impulse. Drummer Takeo Moriyama adds a thoughtful and spacious dimension to the ensemble, navigating the dynamics adeptly. Sakata's clarinet produces searing sounds, and his alto saxophone exhibits formidable force. The album includes an extended rendition of the trio's classic "Mina's Second Theme" and the composition "Clay," paying tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Cat. number: OTS-241
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Date: June 2, 1974
Location: Live at the open-air III, New Jazz Festival in Moers, Germany.
Special thanks to the festival management, the WDR broadcasting station and Burkhard Hennen for their kind cooperation.