Saito, Taiko

Trouble In The East, 2023CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 29.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Japanese free jazz artist Taiko Saito plays marimba & vibraphone appearing in a solo performance on Tears of a Cloud, his latest endeavor. We liked the intricacies of “Sound Gradation”, the eerie “Underground”, and the subtle energy of “Angry Bee”. It’s a convoluted, dynamic encounter that is very engaging!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz