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Discography 2017-10-03T17:52:47+00:00

Discography

Tatsu Aoki has recorded eight bass albums, eight duet albums with various other artists, 13 ensemble works, and has appeared as a guest artist on over 60 other albums internationally. With works ranging from solo to larger ensemble, from mainstream to avant garde, Aoki has worked with many musical legends, including Fred Anderson, Von Freeman, George Freeman, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Don Moye, Mwata Bowden, Jhon Watson, Sonny Seals, Eric Leonardson, Francis Wong and Carol Genetti.

Among the variety of works produced in the last 15 years, his solo bass performance and recordings are internationally acclaimed, and known for one of the most innovative approaches of the bass instrument.

Full Discography

  1. Depressingly Happy / Tatsu Aoki (90)
  2. Needless To Say / Tatsu Aoki (92)
  3. Avant Bass Live / Tatsu Aoki (93)
  4. Kioto / Tatsu Aoki (94)
  5. Chicago Time Code / Francis Wong with Tatsu Aoki, Sparrow (95)
  6. If It Wasn’t For Paul / Tatsu Aoki + Sparrow (95)
  7. Actual Music / David Pavkovic + Tatsu Aoki (95)
  8. Strange Familiar / Lynn Book + Tatsu Aoki (95)
  9. Urban Reception / The Aoki,Wong,Pavkovic Trio (96)
  10. Fire with with Von Freeman (96)
  11. Live at Blue Rider Theatre / Tatsu Aoki (97)
  12. Red Fire Ant Trio Live in Iowa City (97)
  13. Eigen / Tatsu Aoki (97)
  14. FRED / Chicago Chamber Music (97)
  15. Power Trio at Unity Temple (97)
  16. Windy Christmas / Tatsu Aoki Quartet (97)
  17. Finally Elijah / Elijah Levi and the Tatsu Aoki Quartet (98)
  18. Jade Blue (99)
  19. 2 x 4 / Malachi Favors Masghostut + Tatsu Aoki (99)
  20. Basser Live / Tatsu Aoki (99)
  21. Mirth + Feckless / Tricolor (99)
  22. Fred Anderson Quartet Vol 1 (99)
  23. Dial / Yasuhiro Otani + Tatsu Aoki (99)
  24. Fred Anderson Quartet Vol 2 (00)
  25. The Miyumi Project (00)
  26. Non-participant+Milk / Tricolor (01)
  27. Rooted Origins of Now / The Miyumi Project Big Band (01)
  28. On The Run / Fred Anderson (01)
  29. Kenny Meets Tatsu / Kenny Millions + Tatsu Aoki (02)
  30. A Symphony Of Cities / Famoudou Don Moye + Tatsu Aoki (02)
  31. Trio / Aoki Hunsinger Jarman (03)
  32. In Chicago / Jeff Chan (03)
  33. Posture Of Reality / Wu Man + Tatsu Aoki (03)
  34. Back At The Velvet Lounge / Fred anderson (03)
  35. Ggaphic Evidence / Jason Kao Hwang, Francis Wong, Tatsu Aoki (05)
  36. Basser Live II / Tatsu Aoki (05)
  37. First Look, Chicago Duos / Roscoe Mitchell + Tatsu Aoki (05)
  38. re: Rooted / The Miyumi Project (06)
  39. Jonathan Chen Orchestra / Jonathan Chen + Tatsu Aoki (07)
  40. The Miyumi Project Live In Poland (08)
  41. SoRi – sound / Dohee Lee + Tatsu Aoki (08)
  42. Fred Anderson Quartet Live at Velvet Lounge Vol 3 (08)
  43. Fred Anderson Trio, Birthday Live 2000 (09)
  44. Early Abstractions / Francis Wong Trio (09)
  45. The New World / Bradley Parker-Sparrow (09)
  46. Jeff Chan’s Horns of Plenty / Jeff Chan (09)
  47. Three Big Guys Plus One(09)
  48. Jonathan Chen Orchestra Returns / Jonathan Chen + Tatsu Aoki (10)
  49. Francis Wong: Wojtek Trio (13) AIR0085
  50. TOYOAKIMOTO with Chizuru Kineya (12)

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As A Producer

As a producer, Aoki has produced over 30 albums, including the legendary Max Roach and Jon Jang’s “Beijing Trio”, as well as projects in the hip hop arena, and a number of other projects in the Asian Pacific American arts, such as film and concert series.

  • Beijing Trio / Jon Jang, Jiebing Chen, Max Roach
  • Gathering of Ancestors / Francis Wong
  • Sounds Like 1996: Asian American Artists
  • Experimental Tokyo

“Generally, Western music is very bad at adapting. A majority of the time, that Asian instrumentation is customized for the Western idea. I wanted to reverse that in The Miyumi Project.”
– TATSU AOKI