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Black Orpheus / Kikuchi


Release Date: 05/20/2016 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 002395002  
Number of Discs: 1 
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A document of a 2012 Japanese solo recital – not only the last in his homeland but the last anywhere - by idiosyncratic improviser Masabumi Kikuchi (1939-2015). One of the uncategorizable greats, Kikuchi occupied his own musical universe and in his final years was quietly and systematically severing his ties to jazz, drifting instead towards what he called "floating sound and harmonies," introspective and poetic improvisations. A document of a 2012 Japanese solo recital – not only the last in his homeland but the last anywhere - by idiosyncratic improviser Masabumi Kikuchi (1939-2015). One of the uncategorizable greats, Kikuchi occupied his own musical universe and in his final years was quietly and systematically severing his ties to jazz, drifting instead towards what he called "floating sound and harmonies," introspective and poetic improvisations. Read less

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