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Masahide Tokunaga

Bwoouunn: Fleeting Excitement

Limited edition of 200
Out on July 23, 2017
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Seeking the Future in Vain (17:15)
  2. From Seventh Heaven to the Abyss in an Instant (11:19)
  3. Again in Search of Hope (12:45)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 2
    mp3 excerpt: track 3

Masahide Tokunaga: alto saxophone

Recorded live at Ftarri, Tokyo, by Samuel Dunscombe, June 26, 2016 (1), and by Hiroyuki Ura, May 14, 2017 (2, 3)
Mastered by Taku Unami
Photos by Ryo Fujishima
Design by Takahiro Kawaguchi

Alto sax player/improviser Masahide Tokunaga released his second solo album in 2015, and the highly original playing on that recording, comprised entirely of powerful long tones, received critical acclaim. Two years later, his third solo album shows that he has reached new heights. Proceeding in a comfortable way, his performances here consist mainly of long tones, but add subtle changes in timbre and volume with impressive technical skill, producing a highly creative sound space which could even be said to have a narrative quality. The three tracks were recorded at Ftarri, Tokyo, in June 2016 and May 2017.

Last updated: July 3, 2017

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