12.16.16New album "View From A Little Cave" out December 16th!

Ayumi Ishito’s debut album was recorded with her longstanding quintet, which was formed in 2011. Unlike traditional jazz saxophone quintets, however, Ishito’s outfit focuses on musical stylings more akin to indie, progressive, and avant garde music. Her compositions concentrate on rhythmic shifts and ensemble texture rather than featured solos, differentiating her sound from other jazz efforts in the indie music scene.

Ayumi Ishito :: tenor and soprano saxophones
Matthew Albeck :: electric guitar
Takafumi Suenaga :: acoustic and electric pianos, organ, synthesizer
Yoshiki Yamada :: electric bass
Carter Bales :: drums

Download available at Bandcamp: ayumiishito.bandcamp.com

11.19.16"Still Shallow" Ayumi Ishito Group

From new album "View From A Little Cave"

11.19.16"View From A Little Cave" Ayumi Ishito Group

From new album "View From A Little Cave"

10.30.16"Lack of Elegance" Ayumi Ishito Group

From new album "View From A Little Cave"

07.06.13"Empty Core" by Ayumi Ishito Group

Live at Tomi Jazz 06/07/13