阿部薫

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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 - 解体的交感 album art 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 Kaoru - 彗星 Partitas album art 阿部薫* 彗星 Partitas (Album) Nadja Japan 1981 Sell This Version
PSFD-40 Abe Kaoru - またの日の夢物語 Solo.1972.1.21 album art 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
Abe Kaoru - 暗い日曜日 album art 阿部薫* 暗い日曜日 (Album) Wax Records (5), Tokuma Japan Communications Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Abe Kaoru - アカシアの雨がやむとき album art 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
Abe Kaoru - 風に吹かれて album art 阿部薫* 風に吹かれて (Album) Wax Records (5) Japan 1997 Sell This Version
14 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 14(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 14 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
15 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 15(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 15 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
11 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 11(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 11 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
8-101 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 8(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 8-101 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
10-116 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 10(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 10-116 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
13-116 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 13(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 13-116 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
12-101 Abe Kaoru - Live At Passe-Tamps 12 album art 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 12(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 12-101 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
16-47 Abe Kaoru - Live At Passe-Tamps 16 album art 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 16(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 16-47 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
17-47 Abe Kaoru - Live At Passe-Tamps 17 album art 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 17(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 17-47 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
18-47 Abe Kaoru - Live At Passe-Tamps 18 album art 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 18(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 18-47 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
9-101 Abe Kaoru - Live At Passe-Tamps 9 album art 阿部薫* Live At Passe-Tamps 9(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 9-101 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
6-116 Abe Kaoru - Live At Passe-Tamps album art 阿部薫* + 吉沢元治* 阿部薫* + 吉沢元治* - Live At Passe-Tamps(CDr, Album) Passe-Tamps's Disk 6-116 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
PSFD-67 Abe Kaoru - Jazz Bed Duo 1971.1.24 album art 阿部薫*山崎弘* 阿部薫*山崎弘* - Jazz Bed Duo 1971.1.24(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-67 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
DIW-425 Abe Kaoru - 漸次投射 Gradually Projection album art 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 Abe Kaoru - 集団投射 = Mass Projection album art 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
DIW-458 Abe Kaoru - The Last Recording album art 阿部薫* The Last Recording(CD, MiniAlbum) DIW DIW-458 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
PSFD-66 Abe Kaoru - 木曜日の夜 album art 阿部薫* 木曜日の夜(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records PSFD-66 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Abe Kaoru - What Beyond album art 阿部薫* What Beyond (Album) P.S.F. Records Japan 2004 Sell This Version
PSFD-207 Abe Kaoru - 遥かな旅路 album art 阿部 薫* 遥かな旅路(CD, Album) P.S.F. Records, Youth Inc. PSFD-207 Japan 2012 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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