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A master of reeds and horns, Joe McPhee is a bona fide free jazz icon who refuses to play the elder statesman in spite of his half-century-plus career. McPhee continues to hone his improvisatory skills by venturing far from his upstate New York home to perform with cutting-edge instrumentalists the world over. The phenomenal Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is one of McPhee’s most frequent and sympathetic collaborators. The duo’s timely convergence in Tokyo with Lasse Marhaug, another Norwegian who is easily one of the most important electronics/noise musicians of the last two decades, and local resident Michiyo Yagi resulted in this extraordinary recording. Probably the most advanced and technically accomplished performer of the ancient Japanese instrument known as the koto, Yagi is known for her extreme eclecticism that incorporates free jazz, progressive rock, contemporary classical and traditional Japanese musics. An intense free-jazz blowout was expected when these unique personalities assembled at Tokyo’s GOK Sound, but what transpired was totally unexpected: This is spiritual, mystical, soulful music unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

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released December 22, 2015

PNL032

Michiyo Yagi: electric 21-string koto, 17-string bass koto
Joe McPhee: pocket trumpet, tenor and alto saxophones
Lasse Marhaug: electronics and objects
Paal Nilssen-Love: drums and percussion

All music by Yagi (Hotwire Inc), McPhee (JOMAC Publishing, ASCAP), Marhaug (Tono), and Nilssen-Love (Tono).
Recorded by Yoshiaki Kondo at GOK Sound, Tokyo on January 21, 2013.
Mixed and produced by Lasse Marhaug.
Co-producer: Mark E. Rappaport.
Special Thanks to Sachi Hayasaka, Ryosuke “Rio” Nagata, Mizuho Yabe, Zodiac Works, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Jazz Federation, and Fund For Performing Arts.
Cover by Lasse Marhaug.

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PNL Records Oslo, Kingdom of Norway

PNL Records was started in 2007 by Norwegian jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love to release his recordings as a solo artist, with his big band Large Unit, and in collaborations with other artists.

This store offers digital downloads of most PNL releases as well as CD, vinyl and other merch on PNL and other labels, all featuring Paal.

PNL design by Lasse Marhaug.
Store manager: Petter Flaten Eilertsen
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