01. Metempsychosis I 18:40
02. Metempsychosis II 18:15
Drums - Isao Yomoda
Electric Bass - Masaaki Ito
Percussion - Stomu Yamash'ta
Saxophone [Alto] - Isao Kimura , Kazumi Oguro
Saxophone [Baritone] - Shigeru Hirano
Saxophone [Tenor] - Mamoru Mori , Seiji Inoue
Trombone - Masamichi Uetaka , Takahide Uchida , Takashi Hayakawa , Teruhiko Kataoka
Trumpet - Shin Kazuhara , Kazumi Takeda , Shuji Atsuta , Yoshikazu Kishi
Subtitled: Composition For Percussion And Jazz Orchestra.
Recorded January 27, 1971 at Nippon Columbia Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Very rare early album of Stomu Yamashta ,recommended highly in Julian Cope's book.On this rather
devastating record yamashta works together with Masahiko Satoh.Never released on CD.
Composed by Satoh, and recorded with Satoh on piano, Yamash'ta on
percussion and Miyama Toshiyuki & New Herd Orchestra on everything else.
Stomu Yamash'ta's debut album is ambitious contemporary avant and free-jazz mix, composed by Masahiko Satoh. Masahiko was graduated by Berklee School Of Music, and after his return to Japan in 1968 he became one of leading avant-jazz Japanese musician. His solo release "Amalgamation" from the same 1971 year is absolute avant-prog masterpiece.
There on their common project with another Japanese fusion future star Stomu Yamash'ta things don't go such a good way. Masahiko's compositions (album contains two only long free form compositions) are ambitious, but the realisation isn't successful at all. Stomu Yamash'ta plays percussion with support of Masahiko on piano and Masahiko's regular collaborator of that time brass section based ensemble T. Miyama & His New Herd.