all music improvised by Akira Sakata, Christos Yermenoglou, Giovanni Di Domenico & Giotis Damianidis
Hōryū-ji or else Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law is one of the powerful Seven Great Buddhist Temples in Japan. Horyu-ji has entasis, in architecture, the application of a convex curve to a surface for aesthetic purposes. It also serves an engineering function regarding strength, the key word of this collaboration that brought together Sakata, Yermenoglou, Di Domenico and Damianidis in a two days live concert meeting in Duende jazz club at Thessaloniki in May 2018. The record is the outcome of the second day, 50 minutes of pure improvisation exactly as it happened, capturing the magic of the moment, the essence of free improvisation. A great memory of intense, free, open, deeply spiritual music without boundaries.
released May 12, 2019
Akira Sakata - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocals & Bells
Christos Yermenoglou - Drums & Percussion
Giovanni Di Domenico - Piano
Giotis Damianidis - Guitar
Recording: Minas Vasiliou on May 5th, 2018 at Duende Jazz Club Thessalonik, Greece
Mixing: Giovanni Di Domenico
Executive Production:Christos Yermenoglou, Giotis Damianidis & Rogé Verstraete
Co-Production: Mr. Nakayasi, el NEGOCITO Records & S7
Artwork & Design: Ioannis Koukotzilas
This is a great record of course Akira Sakata’s voice and sax is beautiful but what got me to spend so much hard earned is the absolutely amazing rhythm section!
Hamid, and Bill are awesome and Pete Cosey is superb. Best guitar sound I’ve heard in ages! Love your work guys! Alan Ramskill