Doświadczony pianista m.in. nagrał z Midori Takadą „Lunar Cruise” i albumy Ton•Klami. To jego ścieżka do japońskiego serialu noir. Elegancki, zwiewny jazz. Zagadkowy, czasem folkowy, ale z wpadającym w ucho leitmotivem.
Like many jazz performers, Japanese pianist Masahiko Sato has accumulated a vast discography over the years. At the last count he'd released well over 80 albums, though few are quite as magical (or rare, for that matter) as his 1970 set "Kayobi No Onna". The music was initially composed as part of the soundtrack to a Japanese TV "suspense drama", before being collected together on an album that touches on traditional jazz, soul-jazz, modern classical, jazz-folk and jazz-rock. It's an impressively diverse set that sees Sato utilize all manner of intriguing instruments to create atmospheric, melodic moments that still sparkle all these years on.