Akira Sakata

Not Seeing Is a Flower (CD LR 843)

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Not Seeing Is a Flower

Akira Sakata

Leo Records


LEO 155417

CD LR 843



CD 10,73 €

Not Seeing Is A Flower is the culmination of a six-city tour of Japan in November 2017 that aligned four musicians from different orbits; Japanese free jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata, Tokyo bassist Takashi Seo, Russian born, Cologne-based pianist Simon Nabatov and Australian drummer Darren Moore. The Quartet's Japan tour grew out of Nabatov's two month-long Asian sojourn where he performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan. Not Seeing Is A Flower captures the fire, intensity and range of the quartet's musical explorations. Recorded live at the legendary Jazz Spot Candy in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo on the final date of the tour, the first set and abridged second set offered here can be seen as a distillation of the group's character that developed over one week on the road.


AKIRA SAKATA, alto saxophone, clarinet, vocals, percussion
TAKASHI SEO, acoustic bass
DARREN MOORE, drums, percussion

Recorden live at Jazzspot Candy Chiba, Japan, November 27, 2017


01. Surge
02. Retreat
04. Ritual
05. Resolve
06. Abscond