The sublime first solo saxophone release of Masayo Koketsu is deeply steeped in the free jazz tradition of Japan. From Coltrane's visit to Japan in 1966 to the free jazz exploits of Kaoru Abe, Masayo Koketsu's astonishing solo session marks her as a force to be reckoned with. A single 46 minute piece of achingly beautiful wails and declarations punctuate the bedrock of silence then retreat back. A singular effort.
released May 20, 2022
Masayo Koketsu - Alto saxophone
Recording, Mixing and Mastering by ZAK
Sumi artwork, Photography by Mamiko Takamoto
Recorded at St-robo, Tokyo, Japan on 5 November 2021