AKIRA SAKATA – The Tale of the Heike

TROST | TR143 | LP+DL
Akira Sakata, legendary Japanese jazz musician since the early 70s (Yosuke Yamashita Trio, Akira Sakata Trio) and ocean-biologist, tours and records with The Thing, Jim O’Rourke, Bill Laswell, Merzbow, Chikamorachi, etc.

The TALE OF THE HEIKE is an intense solo-performance that we can happily release on vinyl for the first time!

The Tale of The Heike CD (2011) and DVD (2013) were released on doubtmusic, Japan.

CD: recorded at GOK Sound, Kichijoji, August 2011  by Yoshiaki Kondo
DVD: recorded by Jim O’Rourke, Live at Pit-Inn, 24th June 2012

For the vinyl version some dvd-pieces (8-11) from the live-performance as an ensemble were used as bonus-tracks.

Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: drums, percussion
Jim O'Rourke: guitar, vocals
Chizuru Ishii: percussion, taiko, vocals
Yumiko Tanaka: shamisen, reading

Akira Sakata: reading, voices, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion, bells

CREDITS:

Mix:Yoshiaki Kondo
Re-Mastering:Martin Siewert
Tracks
1
Gion Shoja
2
The Death Of Kiyomori
3
The Matter Of The Six Paths
4
The Assault From The Cliff
5
The Death Of Atsumori
6
The Death Of Kiso
7
The Battle At Dan-no-ura (The Drowning Of The Former Emperor)
8
The Chapter Of The Battle (live Version From Dvd)
9
Gion Shoja (live Version From Dvd)
10
The Death Of Kiso (live Version From Dvd)
11
Sea Chanty Of Ondo (live Version From Dvd)

DIGITAL: