Akira Sakata - 20人格 = 20 Personalities / Akira Sakata Sings

Akira Sakata is a giant of Japanese jazz across decades ... from the early flowing recordings to the later embrace of Jazz Hijokaidan and the works with Jim O'Rourke and etc and so forth.

Here he shows that he is a man that shouts at people in passing cars. That is an approach to the general populace that I entirely approve of!

As a whole, this is just magnificent ... equal parts hallelujah, wtf and laugh out loud funny (frequently at the same time). His scat take on good ole Bing is just gold ... slip that one into your festive playlists.

Originally released on Better Days as an LP in 1980. This is the CD reissue from 1993.



Christian 2 November 2023 at 00:35  

Omg wtf. Leave it to Bleak Bliss to shatter any notions I had of the scope and reach of the master's work! 🙏🏼

Anonymous,  5 November 2023 at 17:46  


Carlos 1 January 2024 at 15:10  

I'm a new arrival to Bleak Bliss . You have some amazing music available here. Thank you