FREE JAZZ of course made a strong impression on the more existential-sensitive populace of Japan. Some real masters came out of the Japanese scene. One such Jap-cat is alt-saxist Dr. Umezu who has mixed it up with NYC loft-dwellers on more than one occasion.
He is always learning new material for improvisation and composition.
The one thing that does not change is the sound of his saxophone.
It's always clear ,beautiful and strong. He blows it strong and speedy like a devil and then sometimes very humorous and then again sometimes melancholy like the blues.
From 1981 for a period of seven years, toured Japan and Europe extensively with "DOCTOR UMEZU BAND"
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