During a tour in 2011, alto and soprano saxophonist Joris Posthumus (1973) met a couple of Japanese musicians and soon after befriended alto saxophonist Yuichiro Tokuda. This friendship led to Posthumus's second album Tokyo's Bad Boys (Challenge, 2016), for which he recorded eight tracks in the NK Sound Studio in Tokyo. Besides Posthumus and Tokuda, it was an all-Japanese band: tenor saxophonist Yuki Nakae, pianist Shunichi Yanagi, bassist Satoshi Tokuda and drummer Gaku Hasegawa. No fewer than three saxophone players! Now they are coming to the Netherlands, following a tour of Japan. Musically speaking Posthumus et al. hark back to the period of John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones, an idiom in which the Japanese excel, too. According to the magazine Jazzism the group made “a delightful album, filled with steaming collective and sparkling solo work. The strikingly skilled drum work is Gaku Hasegawa's. And with his solos Posthumus is kicking the stars right out of the Japanese heaven."