AKIRA SAKATA / GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO / JOHN EDWARDS / STEVE NOBLE – Live at Café OTO CR26
AKIRA SAKATA / GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO / JOHN EDWARDS / STEVE NOBLE – Live at Café OTO
Clamshell Records. Serie Vector
Akira Sakata (alto sax, clarinet, vocals, bells)
Giovanni di Domenico (piano)
John Edwards (double bass)
Steve Noble (drums)
Quality in this growing and ever-changing scene can sometimes be difficult to define. Listening with an open mind, with an open heart and with a thirst for ART can lead to recognising music that speaks sincerely and with intent. These four musicians are widely known in the Avant Jazz and Improvisation scene. Their careers vouch for them.
This album is a celebration of creative freedom, recorded live at Café OTO, an epicentre of forward-thinking live music in the 21st Century. With their own personal take on music, Sakata, Di Domenico, Edwards and Noble open a line of communication between them: John Edwards showcases a tireless, melodic discourse in constant conversation with everyone else; Steve Noble offers myriad timbres with his infinite sonic palette; Giovanni Di Domenico seamlessly pulls musical phrases out of thin air, creating the glue that sticks everyone’s sounds together; Akira Sakata, a torrent of energy with endless things to say, the world too small for him, the clear expression of a true artist spirit; their meaningful music inevitably bringing a smile to anyone who listens.