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Masahide Tokunaga

Alto Saxophone 2

Limited edition of 500
Out on May 10, 2015
Purchase price in Japan: 1,500 yen (tax not included)
(For purchase outside of Japan, prices vary.)

  1. (5:11)
  2. (4:11)
  3. (1:46)
  4. (6:10)
  5. (5:55)
  6. (5:26)
  7. (11:40)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1
    mp3 excerpt: track 4
    mp3 excerpt: track 6

Recorded by Shingo Matsuoka at Bar Apollo, Tokyo, January 12, 2015
Mastered by Toshimaru Nakamura
Design by Takahiro Kawaguchi
Photos by Satoshi Kanda
Needlework by Masahide Tokunaga

Masahide Tokunaga, born in 1982, is an alto sax player/improviser active on the Tokyo scene. This CD is his second solo album, and his first since the 2009 release of Alto Saxophone on the Slub Music label five and a half years ago. Like that CD, these 7 tracks (recorded in January 2015) are made up entirely of subtly changing long tones played on the alto sax. This album is just as unique, but compared to the previous CD, which is made up entirely of soft playing, its sound is a great deal bigger, deeper and more powerful. Tokunaga continues his steady advancement as an incomparably original, extremely impressive sax player. A highly satisfying album.

Last updated: April 24, 2015

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