RIP Itaru Oki 

Source: The Wire.

The Japanese avant garde trumpeter Itaru Oki passed away on 25 August. He was one the key players in the development of a distinctively Japanese take on free jazz in the Tokyo scene of the late 1960s and early 70s, leading his own power trio and collaborating with other formative names like percussionist Masahiko Togashi and bassist Keiki Midorikawa. In 1974, Oki moved to France, where he remained until his death, an actively engaged and generous collaborator with European and US players including Alan Silva, Noah Howard, François Tusques, Linda Sharrock and Axel Dörner.