Ftarri / Ftarri Live

Hikaru Yamada

Live at Ftarri, October 4, 2021

digital download
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Out on November 4, 2021
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  1. First Set(7:48)
  2. Second Set (30:23)
  3. Third Set (23:27)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3

Hikaru Yamada: alto saxophone, mixer
Masatake Abe: electric bass (2, 3)

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, October 4, 2021
Recorded by Ftarri
Mastered by Hikaru Yamada


Born in 1988, alto sax player Hikaru Yamada carries out unique performances making extensive use of circular breathing and preparations. Another specialty for which he has earned high praise is track making through the use of sampling. In addition to solo performances and his own projects, such as "hikaru yamada and the librarians," his wide-ranging activities include collaborating with other musicians and writing articles on music.

Yamada appeared at Ftarri on October 4, 2021, performing a solo alto sax improvisation and two duo improvisations with bass guitarist Masatake Abe. This album contains all three sets from that concert. Abe has a unique bass playing method that includes many noise elements, and the performances as a whole are exceedingly original.


Last updated: Novmber 4, 2021

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