Abe Kaoru

Abe Kaoru

Real Name:
阿部薫 (Abe Kaoru)
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Japanese free improvising and wild living saxophonist. Born May 3, 1949 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. Died September 9, 1978 in Nakano, Tokyo.

Note: Do not confuse with drummer/percussionist Kaoru Abe.
For the jazz photographer and graphic designer, please use Katsuji Abe.
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Abe Kaoru Discography

Albums

高柳昌行*阿部薫* 高柳昌行*阿部薫* - 解体的交感 (Album) Sound Creators Inc. Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Abe*Yoshizawa* Abe*Yoshizawa* - 北 [Nord] Duo '75 (Album) ALM-Uranoia Japan 1981 Sell This Version
阿部薫* 彗星 Partitas (Album) Nadja Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Mort À Crédit (Album) ALM Records, ALM Records Japan 1983 Sell This Version
DIW-335 Abe Kaoru Last Date 8. 28, 1978(CD, Album) DIW DIW-335 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 2 (Album) DIW Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 4 (Album) DIW Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 5 (Album) DIW Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 1 (Album) DIW Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 3 (Album) DIW Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 6 (Album) DIW Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 7 (Album) DIW Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 9 (Album) DIW Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 8 (Album) DIW Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Kaoru Abe* Solo Live At Gaya Vol. 10 (Album) DIW Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Kaol Abe* Studio Session 1976.3.12 (The Documentary Of Solo Improvisation) (Album) Vivid Sound Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PSFD-46 阿部薫* 光輝く忍耐(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-46 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
PSFD-40 阿部薫* またの日の夢物語 [Solo.1972.1.21](CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-40 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
阿部薫* 暗い日曜日 (Album) Wax Records (5) Japan 1997 Sell This Version
阿部薫* / 佐藤康和* 阿部薫* / 佐藤康和* - アカシアの雨がやむとき (Album) Wax Records (5) Japan 1997 Sell This Version
阿部薫* 風に吹かれて (Album) Wax Records (5) Japan 1997 Sell This Version
*09 Kaoru Abe* / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Toshinori Kondo / Derek Bailey Kaoru Abe* / Motoharu Yoshizawa / Toshinori Kondo / Derek Bailey - Aida's Call(CD, Album, Ltd) Starlight Furniture Co. *09 US 1999 Sell This Version
PSFD-67 阿部薫*山崎弘* 阿部薫*山崎弘* - Jazz Bed(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-67 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
DIW-425 高柳昌行*阿部薫* 高柳昌行*阿部薫* - 漸次投射 Gradually Projection(CD, Album) DIW DIW-425 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
DIW-424 高柳昌行*阿部薫* 高柳昌行*阿部薫* - 集団投射 = Mass Projection(CD, Album) DIW DIW-424 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

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hinterkaifeck97

hinterkaifeck97

February 16, 2016
One of the more under-rated, yet still respected freestyle improvisational artists you could come by. Abe has that sorta talent where he can take an instrument and turn it into one of the most beautiful solos a dying cow could only dream of reaching, holding his balancing act of sheer horror and beauty all the way up until his unfortunate death. "Winter 1972" should be part of any improv collection, though "Solo Live At Gaya Vol.1" would probably be a better starting point for newcomers and the uninitiated.

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