Sabu Toyozumi

ds, perc, er-hu

Last Update: 2014/10/2
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  • Love to be with nature
    playing with Peter Brotzman and Han Bennink

photo by Yumi Mochizuki




Profile

1943

Born in Tsurumi, Yokohama

1953

Joined drum and fife marching band

1957

Started to play in a band with friends and liked to play many instruments

1960

Decided to play as professional musician

1965

Started professional career

1967

Joined rock group The Samurais and toured Europe for one and a half years

1969

Began playing free improvisation with Motoharu Yoshizawa and Masayuki eJojof Takayanagi in New Direction and also in duo with Mototeru Takagi

1971

Joined Chicago A.A.C.M. Recorded with Chales Mingus by Nippon Columbia

1972 - 73

Stayed in Paris and played with many European musicians including Anthony Braxtonfs Creative Orchestra and the Alan Shorter trio and the Bobby Few trio, Rafael Garrett. Joined the group Emergency

1974

Travelled to various countries including Brazil and Indonesia.

1975

Formed own group Sabu Unit to explore his musical ideas

1976 - 78

Played in the duo Overhang Party with Kaoru Abe up until Abefs death. -The duo was regarded at the time as the most powerful and concentrated music in Japan

1979

After an appearance at the Moers Jazz festival with the trio FMT there followed an extensive period of travel to Africa, Middle and Near East, India, Nepal, Thailand, The Philippines and Burma

1983

Appearance at festival in Wuppertal with Kazuko Shiraishi, butho master Kazuo Ohno

1985

Lester Bowie Japan Tour

1986

European tour with Johannes Bauer, Peter Brotzmann and Hans Reichel

1988

Actuelle Music festival Victoriaville, Canada with Fred van Hove and Wadada Leo Smith

1985 - current

Inviting many musicians to play with in Japan including Misha Mengelberg, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Rutherford, John Russell and Sunny Murray.

1987

Met the founder of Watazumido, a master of life

1989

Festival WIM at Antwarpen- Belgium with Derek Bailey and Louis Sclavis

1991 - 92

Duo with Takehisa Kosugi

2001

Journy to Cuba
Solo and Duo with Wadada Leo Smith at California Institute of Art. VISION FESTIVAL New York & Washington DC

2004

Travel to Mongolia and tours of Korea

2005

Duo with Yuji Takahashi

Sabu Toyozumi Project for Mopomoso in London playing with John Russell(g), Evan Parker(ts,ss), Lol Coxhill(ss), Paul Rutherford(tb), Phil Minton(vo), Marcio Mattos(vlc), John Edwards(b), Roger Turner(perc), Stefan Keune(ss), Steve Beresford(electronics), John Butcher(ts,ss), Phil Wachsmann(vl), Chris Burn(p,tp), Terry Day(poetry,bamboo reeds), Veryan Weston(pipeorgan)
Tour to LITHUANIA and RUSSIA

2007

Invited to FETE QUAQUA 2007 in London for MOPOMOSO and playing with Lol Coxhill,Harri Sjostrom, John Butcher, Paul Rutherford, Satoko Fukuda, Phil Wachsmann, Marcio Mattos, Roger Turner, Steve Beresford, Ashley Wales, Veryan Weston, John Russell

2008

Journy to Cuba
Performance and broadcast with the European Contemporary Improvisation Orchestra in Oulu Finland
Festival INSTAL Glasgow SCOTLAND

2009

Festival IRTIJAL Beirut LEBANON

2009 and 2010

again at Fete Quaqua for Mopomoso

2010

Tour to TAIWAN THE PHILIPPINES and HONG KONG and journey to Papua New Guines

2011

Participant in Sons et Libre festival Brussells and Wells, Austria with P.Brotzmann and Jason Adasiewicz

Cafe Oto, London with Evan Parker, Adam Linson and John Russell
Tour to THE PHILIPPINES and FESTIVAL DE IMPROVISATION Sao Paulo- Bazil

2012

Tour to CHILE with Tarabust T ALGENTINE BRAZIL TAIWAN EUROPE (include GREECE and TURKEY )

2013

Recognized the endorsed of Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals Company
Tour to Turkey and South America (Chile, Algentine,and Brazil)

2014

Tour to China twice and Turkey




Love Animal a lot




Schedule

You can see schedule at Sabu Toyozumi's Blog


Recordings

Several leader albums and near 100 LP and CD

Some important works

Saxphone Adventure duo with Mototeru Takagi

April 1970 Philips FX8503

Blue Sea
Takashi Kako / Mototeru Takagi / Sabu Toyozumi

January 1976 Y/T-LP-001

New Sea
Takashi Kako / Mototeru Takagi / Sabu Toyozumi

January 1976 Y/T-CD-001

Overhang Party, duo with Kaoru Abe

August 1978 ALM URCD-2W

Sabu Brotzmann Duo

May 1982 Improvised Company CD001

Sabu Derek Brotzmann Trio

November 1987 Improvised Company CD002

Cosmos Has Spirit, duo with Leo Smith


(cover design by Sabu Toyozumi)
April 1992 SCISSORS 001

Misha Sabu Duo - The Untrammeled Traveler


Misha Mengelberg & Toyozumi Yoshisaburo

(cover design by Sabu Toyozumi)
6th October 1994 ChapChap Music CPCD-006

Fragrance, duo with Paul Rutherford


(cover design by Sabu Toyozumi)
May & June 1998 Nds Sabu01CDR

Hijokaidan
(Jojo / Junko / Toshiji Mikawa / Fumio Kosakai / Sabu Toyozumi)


Live at Earthdom, Tokyo
December 2009 A Harbinger Sound Release Harbinger099(LP)

sabu toyozumi kosai yujyo


(cover design by sabu toyozumi)

Luo Chao-Yun (Pipa),Pascal Marzan (g),John Russell (g),Isabelle Sainte-Rose (Cello), Jean Demey (Double Bass),Joel Grip (Double Bass),Kris Vanderstraeten (Per),Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (Voice ), Dan Warburton (Violin),Audrey Lauro (as),Marjolaine Charbin (p), Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (Sopranino),Jacques Foschia (b-cl),Jacques Foschia (b-cl),Guy Strale (per), Ove Volquartz (ss,b-cl,Contrabass Clarinet,fl),Peer Schlechta (pipe Organ)
October, 2011 Improvising Beings(France)ib14 / INaudible CD 008/009

Jazz Hijokaidan Made In Japan - Live At Shinjuku Pit Inn, 9th April 2012


Akira Sakata(as), Sabu Toyozumi(ds), Fumio Kosakai(Electronics), T.Mikawa(Electronics), Jojo Hiroshige(g), Junko(v)
9th April 2012 Doubtmusic dmf-146


Other discography at Sabu ToyozumiBlog and Wikipedia




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