Sakata Akira Group & Cortex

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Sakata Akira Group & Cortex

One of Japan's most respected jazz musicians, reedsman Akira Sakata may be in his late '60s now, but he can still out-blow players half his age. Appropriately enough, his current group draws on a younger generation of musicians from the Tokyo scene: pedigreed improvisers Daisuke Takaoka (tuba) and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto (drums) and – a more surprising choice, perhaps – Zazen Boys guitarist Sou Yoshikane. For this Christmas concert at SuperDeluxe, the quartet are joined by Norwegian free jazz aficionados Cortex.