SATOH Masahiko Pianist, Composer, Arranger

Born in Tokyo in 1941. Graduated from Keio University. Studied music composition and arrangement at Berklee School of Music in Boston from 1966 to 1968 on a Downbeat Magazine schlarship.
Created own production label BAJ Records in 1997.
Created the chair of Non-idiomatic Improvisation at Tokyo University of the Arts from 2009 to 2011.
The chief instructor at the music college MESAR HAUS from 1981 to 2020.

Participated in recordings as the composer and the arranger with the artists such as ;

Nancy Wilson, Helen Merrill, Wayne Shorter, Art Farmer, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd, Hank Jones, Toots Thielmans, Gary Peacock, Roy Haynes, Alex Acuna, Harvey Mason

Participated in performances and recordings as the improviser with the artists such as ;

Lauren Newton, Joelle Leandre, Peter Brotzmann, Pierre Favre, Steve Lacy, Jean Francois Jenny-Clark, Albert Mangelsdorff, Anthony Braxton, Ned Rothenberg, Adelhard Roidinger, Karl Berger, Peter Wallen, Allen Blairman, Kang Tae Hwan

Important albums ;

Palladium (1969) "Japan Jazz Award" by Swing Journal Magazine
Four Jazz Compositions (1970), Yamataifu (1972) "Award of Exellency" at the National Art Festival of Japan
Chagall Blue (1980)
Amorphism (1985)
Concerto for the WAVE III and orchestra (1988)
Select Live Under The Sky '90 (1990) "Japan Jazz Award" by Swing Journal Magazine
BUDDHIST MUSIC with 1000 Syomyo Voices (1993)
STOY (1997)
Decisive Action (2003)
Live at MOERS - Tribute to TOGASHI Masahiko (2005)
Rocking Chair (2007)
Haou Gigaku -Based on Bach- (2009)
Edo Gigaku (2011)
Doushin Gigaku (2014)
Hyojun Gigaku (2016)

Jazz festival appearance ;

Berlin, Donaueschingen, Moers, Montreux, East Meets West In New York, North Sea in Rotterdam, All Ears in Oslo, Music Unlimited in Wels