Toshi Tsuchitori was born in Kagawa, Japan in 1950. He was an avant-garde / free jazz percussionist in the 1970s, but more recently he is working with ancient Japanese music. From the 1980s to 2002, he recorded four works that explore ancient Japanese instruments: “Dōtaku: Ancient Japanese Bronze Bells from Yayoi Period (bc 400 - ad 250)”, “Sanukaito: Stone Sounds of the Paleolithic Era in Japan”, “Jōmonko: Pottery Drums of Jōmon Period (bc 3000 - bc 2500)” and “The Sounds of Prehistoric Painted Cave: Playing in the Cave of Cougnac, France”. In 1988, he created the Ryuko Gakusha Art Center with Harue Momoyama. He has worked with Milford Graves, Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, and theater director Peter Brook. He continues his extensive research on Asian and African music and dance to this day.
Drumythm - Recorded live in Paris on June 25th, 1978. This was the first solo concert performed by Toshi Tsuchitori.