Stomu Yamash'ta

Tsutomu Yamashita (ツトム ヤマシタ)

Also known as ツトム ヤマシタ / Mind Music In Stomu Yamash'ta, ツトム ヤマシタ / Stomu Yamash'ta, ツトム・ヤマシタ, S. Yamash'ta, Stomu Yamash'ta / ツトム・ヤマシタ /, Stomu Yamashta, Tsutomu Yamashita, Yamash'ta, Yamashta
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Discography of Stomu Yamash'ta:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sea & Sky 8 Audio 1985 Kuckuck
2 Sea & Sky 8 Audio Kuckuck
3 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1972 Barclay
4 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1996 Spalax Music
5 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1971 King Records
6 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1991 Vanguard
7 いろは「水」 Iroha (Sui) 9 Audio 1982 RVC Corporation
8 いろは「火」 Iroha (Ka) 7 Audio 1983 RVC Corporation
9 いろは Iroha 16 Audio 1981 RVC Corporation
10 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1972 Egg
11 Raindog 6 Audio 1975 Island Records
12 Floating Music 4 Audio 1972 Island Records
13 Floating Music 4 Audio 2008-09-29 Esoteric Recordings
14 Raindog 6 Audio 2008-10-27 Esoteric Recordings
15 Go 14 Audio 1976
16 Original Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Tempest" 7 Audio 1982 Casablanca Records
17 Floating Music 4 Audio 2009-06-10 Island Records
18 Raindog 6 Audio 2009-05-27 Island Records
19 Go 14 Audio 2009-05-27 Island Records
20 Prison Song / Seasons / Turris Campanarum Sonantium 3 Audio 1990 Decca
21 Go 14 Audio 1976 Island Records
22 Uzu: The World Of Stomu Yamash'ta 2 3 Audio 1971-08-00 Columbia
23 Go 14 Audio 1976 Island Records
24 空海 (Kukai) 8 Audio 1984 Victor
25 Metempsychosis 2 Audio 1976 Columbia
26 Solar Dream / 太陽の儀礼 Vol. III: Peace And Love / 神々の ささやき 7 Audio 1997-09-10 Kosei
27 Listen To The Future, Vol. 1/懐かしき未来 12 Audio 2001 SMEJ
28 Go 14 Audio 1976
29 Raindog 6 Audio 1975 Island Records
30 Go 14 Audio 1976
31 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1972 Barclay
32 Sea And Sky 8 Audio 1984 Victor
33 A Desire Of Beauty & Wonder Stone Part 1 6 Audio 1999 Sanukite Koujin
34 Crossing The Line 2 Audio 1978 Island Records
35 Floating Music 4 Audio Island Records
36 Sea And Sky 8 Audio 1984 JVC
37 Cassiopeia / Sō-Gū II 2 Audio 1973 EMI
38 いろは「水」 Iroha (Sui) 9 Audio 1982 RVC Corporation
39 Red Buddha 2 Audio 1973 Vanguard
40 Go 14 Audio 1976 Pathé Marconi EMI
41 Go (1976) / Go Too (1977) 24 Audio 2004 2000 FruitGum Corp.
42 Go / Go Live From Paris 30 Audio 2004 Hip-O Select
43 Go!... Live From Paris 14 Audio 2008-10-27 Esoteric Recordings
44 Go 14 Audio 2008 Esoteric Recordings
45 Metempsychosis 2 Audio 1971 Columbia
46 Go 14 Audio 1976 Island Records
47 Percussion Recital 6 Audio 1971-06-00 Columbia
48 Go 14 Audio 1976 Island Records
49 Go!... Live From Paris 14 Audio 2007 PICAR
50 Raindog 6 Audio 1975 Island Records


Stomu Yamash'ta is a Japanese percussionist, keyboardist, composer and experimental artist. He is probably best known for his work leading the jazz-rock fusion group Go, which released three albums in 1976-77.

Yamash'ta was born March 15, 1947 in Kyoto. He studied at the Kyoto Academy of Music and made his solo concert debut at the age of 16. From 1964-1969 he studied in the United States with both jazz and classical musicians. His earliest releases were interpretations of classical music or neo-classical pieces written especially for him. His 1971 album "Red Buddha" is an avant-garde all percussion solo work which has been repeatedly reissued.

Beginning in 1972 Yamash'ta began recording jazz-rock fusion albums blended with Japanese traditional influences. He released "Floating Music" (1972) with a short-lived band called [a=Come To The Edge]. In 1973 he formed [a=Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind], a band which included keyboardist [a=Brian Gascoigne], guitarist [a=Gary Boyle], and bassist [a=Hugh Hopper]. This group released two albums, "Freedom Is Frightening" (1973) and the soundtrack "One By One" (1974). Gascoigne and Boyle also played on his next album, "Raindog" (1975), with vocals by [a=Murray Head] and [a=Maxine Nightingale]. Next came [a=Stomu Yamashta's Go], a fusion super group including [a=Steve Winwood], [a=Al Di Meola], [a=Klaus Schulze], and [a=Michael Shrieve].

After a brief retirement at a Buddhist temple Yamash'ta returned to classical concert halls and began recording ambient music with Japanese influences. His "Iroha" series included a disc dedicated to musical interpretations of each of the ancient elements (earth, wind, water, fire). He also recorded the soundtrack album "Tempest" (1982). The only album from this period to receive worldwide release and distribution was "Sea and Sky" (1985). During the 1990s he released a three volume CD series, "Solar Dream", and began a new series called "Listen To the Future" in 2001.


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