Motoharu Yoshizawa

Cracked Mirrors

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This beautiful, solo free improvisation recording dates from 1975 and was reissued by PSF in accordance with the Japanese avant-garde label's typically stunning high standards. The late Motoharu Yoshizawa's work deserves nothing less; this recording is one of his scarce solo acoustic documents that portrays the master bassist in peak form. A track saluting Barre Phillips is an appropriate dedication, as Phillips is probably the only solo bass performer who similarly reaches such gracious peaks in improvisation. Additionally, Steve Lacy is another musician he tips his hat to and Yoshizawa is, without a doubt, in the same league as that master improviser. The music on Cracked Mirrors is on the highest plane of post-free jazz improvisation and comes highly recommended as a compelling introduction to the expansive catalog of the late, great Japanese avant-garde master.