Akio Sasajima

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Akio Sasajima (笹島 明夫, Sasajima Akio) (born 1952) is a jazz guitarist born in Japan and currently based in Nevada City, California. His playing style incorporates bebop, hard bop, and jazz fusion.[1] He recorded several albums as a leader for Muse and Enja in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


  • Akio with Joe Henderson (Muse, 1988) – with Joe Henderson
  • Time Remembered (Muse, 1989)
  • Humpty Dumpty (BRC, 1990) – with Joe Henderson
  • Akioustically Sound (Muse, 1991)
  • Time Remembered (Muse, 1993)
  • Akioustically Sound (Muse, 1995) – with Ron Carter
  • Two for the Muse (Pony Canyon, 2006)
  • Images Of Lennon/McCartney (Tonegold, 2015)