He was deeply interested in electronics and manipulating the sound of his horn with pedals and effects, moving far beyond anything like a traditional jazz sound and into swirling, hypnotic abstraction. As early as 1979, on his album Fuigo From A Different Dimension, he was one of the few trumpeters to record and perform solo. Best New Jazz Of October 2020 From Stereogum
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Source: Stereogum. Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo has died at 71. He made his debut on the Japanese avant-garde scene in the early 1970s, working with pianist Yosuke Yamashita, but within a few years had moved to New York and begun working with a range of American and European jazz players and improvisers, including drummer Milford Graves, guitarist Derek Bailey, bassist William Parker, and saxophonist/composer John Zorn, among others.