Available Formats and Editions
Stories, the first in the series and Masayoshis debut under his own name, will be re-issued by Erased Tapes on July 27th. Stories saw Masayoshi bring this relatively new invention in the history of instruments often kept in the background in orchestras and jazz outfits into the spotlight. Having trained as a drummer, Masayoshi experimented with the vibraphone using the cello bow to play it, such as in Fog, or the other end of the mallet like on Book of Life the title track of his new album. Focusing on the vibraphone in this way sets Masayoshi apart, dedicating his artistic life to celebrating this fascinating and often under appreciated instrument and making his take on ambient and modern compositional styles a unique one.