Akira Sakata

Akira Sakata performing in 2018

Japanese free jazz saxophonist.

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Akira Sakata performing in 2018

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DJ Krush performing live at Commodore Ballroom in 2007.

DJ Krush

Record producer and DJ.

Record producer and DJ.

DJ Krush performing live at Commodore Ballroom in 2007.

Akira Sakata - "Kaigarabushi (DJ Krush Remix)" (2002)

Yōsuke Yamashita in 2006.

Yōsuke Yamashita

Japanese jazz pianist, composer and writer.

Japanese jazz pianist, composer and writer.

Yōsuke Yamashita in 2006.

In 1974, the trio of Yamashita, Akira Sakata (alto sax) and Takeo Moriyama (drums) went on the first of a series of successful European tours, which helped spread beyond Japan Yamashita's and the trio's reputation as driving, fully committed free jazz musicians.

Cosey in the mid 1970s

Pete Cosey

American guitarist who played with Miles Davis' band between 1973 and 1975.

American guitarist who played with Miles Davis' band between 1973 and 1975.

Cosey in the mid 1970s

After performing on the title track of Herbie Hancock's Future Shock (1983), he did not appear on record again until Akira Sakata's Fisherman's.com (with Sakata, Bill Laswell and Hamid Drake) in 2000.

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Last Exit (free jazz band)

American free jazz supergroup, composed of electric guitarist Sonny Sharrock, drummer/occasional vocalist Ronald Shannon Jackson, saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, and bass guitarist Bill Laswell.

American free jazz supergroup, composed of electric guitarist Sonny Sharrock, drummer/occasional vocalist Ronald Shannon Jackson, saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, and bass guitarist Bill Laswell.

Ornette Coleman

The band released five live albums, one of which contains guest appearances from Herbie Hancock and Akira Sakata.