haven't posted one of these for a while...
MASAYOSHI URABE & TOSHI ISHIZUKA
Natsu no sebone
Release date: June 10 – OUT NOW!
Alto Saxophone, Bells -- Masayoshi Urabe
Percussion -- Toshi Ishizuka
Thrilling, bloodshaking, soulscraping and defiantly non-sexless improv set from two Japanese titans.
Recorded live at the Apia club in Tokyo in December last year, this set showcases Urabe’s uniquely physical approach to improvisation – ferociously concentrated, contorted, sweating and eruptive with physical power. His lines seem to boil up from his flesh, with gurgles, gasps and rasping breath defining sparse, sonic regions in which silence itself seems to breath. Ishizuka is the perfect foil, providing subtle shade and balance around Urabe’s transformative sculpting of space.
One track, 58 minutes. Comes with a booklet of evocative black and white photographs of the event by Tatsuo Suzuki. The title translates as “The Backbone of Summer”.
July 10th – Tamio Shiraishi – Chikatetsu (Subway in Queens, New York) PSFD-195
September/October – new albums by le son de l’os and Kazuki Tomokawa