This early recording from the 1971 album Akashia No Ame Ga Yamu Toki that he made with percussionist Yasukazu Sato is a different beast altogether. You can hear hints of the dramatic new style he was to adopt, but it's for the most part less abrasive, although if you're a fan of his overtone whistling you won't be disappointed by the audacity of his technique. What isn't lacking though is the sheer fire that Abe brought to his performance. This is big heart free jazz, the likes of which that have never been equalled. Absolutely devastating.
Kaoru Abe - Lover, Come Back To Me