Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
He taught himself to play saxophone and flute, in 1976 joined a sextet led by the drummer George Otsuka, and the following year formed the group, Burning Wave; he also played with Kazumi Watanabe and wrote arrangements for Tatsuya Takahashi's album, Beauties (1985. He writes film soundtracks, as well, including Juzo Itami's 1987 international hit, A Taxing Woman.
Burning Wave (1978); Spanish Tears and Burning Wave (1981); Shangrira (1982); with C. Corea: Dream (1983); Modern (1983); SuperQuartet (1986)
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