Aketa’s Erotical Piano Solo & Grotesque Piano Trio
Shoji Aketagawa solo piano recorded on 30 March 1975
Shoji Aketagawa - piano
Miyazaka Takashi – drums
Yamazaki Kouichi – bass
Recorded live on 31 March 1975, live at Aketa No Mise
Hideously rare Japanese free jazz private press monster LP. First release on the Aketa label. This one looks and feels like all those obscure private presses you became to love, white jacket with paste on paper on front and Xeroxed two page insert. Released in an edition of about 250 copies or so. Balancing between free improvisation, minimal trance-inducing composition interludes with Aketa humming and scraping is throat while all this is taking place. The second side of the album sees Aketagawa teaming up with drummer Miyazaka Takashi and bassist Yamazaki Kouichi. As a trio the force of Aketagawa is even more unrelenting, venomously spiked up and delivering a high-tension clash of free spirits.