17 February 2013


From the liner notes -

This album features improvisations by Kazutoki Umezu, one of Japan's leading saxophonists, and the three foremost shamans of the Republic of Korea.

In a shamanistic ceremony of the type known in the Korean language as kut, the proceedings are enhanced by the boisterous singing and dancing of the participants.

The range of techniques which a shaman brings to bear on his or her performing art includes the concept of free meter, that is to say the foundation on which the art of free jazz rests.

Kazutoki Umezu, alto sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet
Kim Suk-Chul, hojok (1, 4)
Kim Yong-Taek (1)
Kim Tong-Yol (1)
Kim Jong-Hi, changgo (1)
Kim Jong-Guk (1)
Park Byong-Chon,  vocal and changgo (2)
Lee Tae-Baek (2)
Kim Dae-Re, vocal (3)
Park Byong-Won, changgo (3)
Kim Gi-Bong (3)
Tetsu Saitoh, bass (3)

1. Ton-Dok-Kun (18:10)
2. Son-Nim-Kut (10:46)
3. Che-Sok-Kut (16:57)
4. Pen-No-Re (11:11)

Recorded in Korea: Pusan, on December 5, 1991 (1, 4); Seoul, on May 22, 1992 (2); Chindo, on May 17, 1992 (3).

Released on Zen / JVC - VICG-8027 in 1992.

CD Rip


Nick said...




Anonymous said...

pretty weird, has its moments, thanks much!


Kinski said...

This is amzaing!

Thank you very much

is it possible that you have
Kang Tae Hwan ‎– Tokebi as well?

mike said...

HOLY SHIT!! This is so fantastic, thanks for posting this stuff from Korea. It's really difficult to track this stuff down. I'm still trying to find more by drummer, Kim Dae Hwan.

Anonymous said...

Hey these links are no longer active.

Could you re-up this?

akaboshi14 said...

Nick, could you re-post this, please?

Anonymous said...

Agreed, a re-up would be amazing!

Mark said...

Any chance for a reup on this one?

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...


francisco santos said...

a lot of demand for the re post, so must be great!...

sandor essedy said...

great thanks for the re-post.