Usui started his career in junior high school. Since then, he has been playing guitar in diverse music genres. In the middle of the 1990s, he started a unique improvisation style that implements the fewest possible guitar effectors. He worked with Elliott Sharp, guitarist and composer, for a recording in New York, 2003

I have been taking part in the internationally acclaimed Japanese free Avant-Grade jazz rock groups like Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra and Satoko Fujii Orchestra. I have been playing with many domestic/overseas musicians including Ned Rothenberg (sax), William Parker (b), Fill Minton (voice), Peter Brotzmann(sax) and has been touring worldwide. I operate my own label, where I records and produces his own as well as other artists’ music. I have released numerous albums, including Kenichi Matsumoto Duo guest Usui Yasuhiro, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya, Don't Walk on the Cat Side, Volcanic Island - Usui Yasuhiro & Elliott Sharp, Thrgouth The Deep Forest, and many others. I performed with numerous world-class avant-garde musical artists such as Jim O'Rourke(gt) Elliot Sharp(g)  Ned Rothenberg (sax), William Parker (b), Fill Minton (voice), Peter  Brotzmann (sax) Otomo Yoshihide(gt,turntable), Ustad Gulzaman(vo) Paul Rutherford(tb) Parck Chang Soo(pf) Zai Kuning(g)  Ellen Weller(pf.sax.etc) Frantz Loriot (viola) Hugues Vincent (cello), Motoko Honda (pf), Jesse Gilber(visual ,Jeff Lee(reed), Paul Kazutoki Umezu(sax), Yumi Hara Cawkwel(key.vo,)Carlo Actis Dato(sax), Raymond MacDonald(sax), Seiichi Yamamoto(g), Atsushi Tsuyama(b) Koichi Makigami(voice) Tatsuya Yoshida(dr) and Itaru Oki(tp), among others.

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