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Tatsuya Yoshida



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4 stars One of most present Tatsuya Yoshida live release is recorded still in 2006 during his concert in Tel-Aviv. His two collaborators on this concert were Istraeli/NY avant jazz sax player Assif Tsahar and member of Russian/Israeli avant-klezmer band Kruzenshtern & Parohod bassist Igor Krutogolov.

Album begins with high energy complex drum and sax attacks. And it is really great sound! Yoshida is known by his complex and fast drumming with all possible collaborators around the world (and playing with his founded Ruins band as well). But this live recording is really one great event when his extaic drumming has not less explosive partner - sharp, free and very energetic sax of Assif Tsahar !

After few first very explosive compositions, trio goes to free-form improvisations with wordless vocals. There they feel very comfortable on free jazz territory. But even in free-form compositions they didn't loose high energy drive!

I am not very familiar with Assif Tsahar works, but Igor's Kruzenshtern & Parohod were regular guest of my hometown scene, so I know their Masada -influenced music quite well. So - don't expect anything like that there on this album!

In a very few compositions you can hear just touches of klesmer, and it's all. In all music sounds as sharp mix of brutal Japanese avant hardcore with NY downtown free jazz.

For me - one of the best Yoshida's solo release! My rating is 4+!

snobb | 4/5 |


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