Ftarri / Meenna

Yasumune Morishige / Yoko Ikeda / Takashi Masubuchi


Limited edition of 300
Out on February 10, 2019
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. Part 1 (31:06)
  2. Part 2 (33:47)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 1)
    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 2)
    mp3 excerpt: track 2 (part 1)
    mp3 excerpt: track 2 (part 2)

Yasumune Morishige: cello
Yoko Ikeda: viola
Takashi Masubuchi: acoustic guitar

Recorded live by Takashi Masubuchi at Ftarri, Tokyo, September 29, 2018
Mastered by Yasumune Morishige
Design by Yasumune Morishige

This CD documents the complete first and second sets (each a little over 30 minutes) of a concert at Ftarri on September 29, 2018, performed by Yasumune Morishige (cello) Yoko Ikeda (viola), and Takashi Masubuchi (guitar), three improvisers active mainly in Tokyo. The tones produced by the three acoustic stringed instruments are rich and vivid, and the listener can't help but be mesmerized by the interweaving of the sounds. And although the performances are improvised, they're so superbly structured that they could almost be compositions comprised of several movements. You can listen to this recording again and again and always hear something new. This was the first time the three musicians had ever performed together. That first encounter produced a rare masterpiece.

Last updated: January 30, 2019

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