Yasuaki Shimizu

Yasuaki Shimizu — 清水靖晃 (Aug. 9, 1954) — is a Japanese jazz-funk saxophonist who debuted as a solo artist with the album Get You! on Yupiteru Records in 1978, followed by albums on Electric Bird, Better Days, and Invitation over the following 12-year period. As a session player, he backed numerous jazz and pop artists during the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Kazumi Watanabe, Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Minako Yoshida, Motohiko Hino, Naoya Matsuoka, Shigeharu Mukai, and Yumi Matsutoya.

Discography:

  • Get You! (1978)
  • Far East Express (1979)
  • Mariah (1979)
  • Berlin (1981)
  • IQ-179 (1981)
  • Kakashi (1982)
  • L’automne à Pékin (1983 • Yasuaki Shimizu & The Saxophonettes)
  • Music for Commercials (1987)
  • Subliminal (1987)
  • Dementos (1988)
  • Aduna (1989)
  • Latin [archival] (1991 • Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes)

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