Naoko Sakata

After an active participation in the Swedish jazz scene over the past decade, the solo debut of Japanese pianist Naoko Sakatas arrived in the spring of 2021. "Dancing Spirits", released on Pomperipossa Records, consists of seven improvisations played on a Steinway grand piano in Annedalskyrkan, Gothenburg, August 2020. The album provides a listening experience outside of the ordinary and is almost impossible to place in a specific compartment or genre. Rather, it is the result of a truly experimental musical approach in which each individual note follows the previous one without any definite principle, except for total freedom. Naoko Sakata’s live performance will be a display of her fearless, intuitive improvisations.