1. Saitaro-bushi Arashi
2. Jikan
3. Yamanoue-no-Okura
4. Tsuioku (Remembrance)
発売日 : [:ja]2019年4月26日[:en]APRIL 26TH 2019[:]
Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, Bb clarinet and vocals
Johan Berthling: double bass
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums & percussion

Produced by Arashi. Track 1, 2 and 3 by Sakata (JASRAC), Berthling (STIM) and Nilssen-Love (TONO). Track 4 by Sakata (JASRAC).
Recorded live in concert at Pit Inn, Tokyo, Japan, September 11th 2017. Recorded and mixed live by Takahiko Watanabe.
Mastered by Lasse Marhaug. Photos by Frank Schindelbeck. Cover by Lasse Marhaug. Special thanks to Kanji Suzuki.
The trio of Scandinavian rhythm section Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Johan Berthling (double bass) hooking up with Japanese free
jazz legend Akira Sakata (saxophone/clarinet) started in 2013 at the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway. The trio took their name from the
legendary 1977 collaborative album by Yosuke Yamashita Trio and dance group Dairakudakan – an album that Sakata was a central
part of, that even 40 years later stand solid as a radical and bold musical statement. And this piece of history gives us a clue to
where the trio of Nilssen-Love, Berthling and Sakata is aiming for, not by looking back and rethreading what has been done before, but
adopting its attitude of kicking the often stale sax/drums/bass-format forward with such force that it feels completely fresh.

After its start in 2013 Arashi has been a steady group, doing numerous tours in Europe and Japan, and PNL Records is pleased to
release the trio’s third album, “Jikan”, a live recording from the Pit Inn club in Tokyo in September 2017. “Jikan” captures the trio at full
force – with Sakata doing almost as much vocals as playing the reeds.

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