Born in Yamaguchi city in 1982; lives in Tokyo. Improviser/alto sax player. Tokunaga released the CD Alto Saxophone on Slub Music in 2009. Since around 2010 he has set himself apart from other sax players in pursuit of establishing an extremely original blowing style/playing structure permeated with delicacy and tension. The results of this exploration can be heard on the solo albums Alto Saxophone 2 (Hitorri, 2015) and Bwoouunn: Fleeting Excitement (Hitorri, 2017).
Masahide Tokunaga on the Ftarri, Hitorri, Meenna, and Improvised Music from Japan labels
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