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Kaoru Abe (阿部 薫 Abe Kaoru?, May 5, 1949 - September 9, 1978) was an influential Japanese alto saxophonist, who is often regarded as having the most abrasive saxophone sound. Self-taught at a young age, Abe performed with notables such as Motoharu Yoshizawa, Takehisa Kosugi, Yosuke Yamashita, Derek Bailey, and Milford Graves, although he generally performed solo. He was married to the author Izumi Suzuki, and a cousin to singer Kyu Sakamoto. He also appeared in the film Endless Waltz… read more

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  • Avatar for greeniscolor
    so sad
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    after 4 years of not remembering his name, I've finally found him again :)
  • Avatar for JohnOBrienMusic
    genius
  • Avatar for riquefc
    holy fucking god
  • Avatar for joaonada
    i never really liked the harmonica, until i heard him playing. damn, dude puts his entire existence in his playing.
  • Avatar for RottingGrass
    "Aida's Call" with Bailey, Motoharu Yoshizawa and Toshinori Kondois is a brilliant collaborative effort, if you're in the mood for more.
  • Avatar for GiaNXGX
    damn
  • Avatar for spreadblood4
    absolute animal.
  • Avatar for joaonada
    beautiful stuff.
  • Avatar for WDDIM
    Supremely excellent.

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