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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

Available on 12' LP (limited edition) & CD
release 12 May 2019

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.





"The music is completely free-improvised, reflecting the ecstatic power of the art of the moment, the intense experience that thrives on the edg and acknowledgement of deep spiritual roots of free, invigorating meeting. If you will, also the uncompromising, resilient essence of the Japanese temple." Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts (17/06/2019)

"... it continued to thrill me even after repeated listening." Fotis Nikolakopoulos, The Free Jazz Collective (05/06/2019) ****½


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