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Japanese saxophone innovator Junji Hirose (Ground Zero, P.O.N., EastAsia Orchstra) in an album of extreme solos recorded in 2010 at Tokyo's Knuttel House.

Junji, Hirose
the elements: tenor saxophone solos

Junji, Hirose: the elements: tenor saxophone solos (Doubtmusic)
Label: Doubtmusic    
Released in: Japan    

"Innovator of saxophone, living legend, Junji Hirose put out his solo saxophone improvisation at last via doubtmusic ! His saxophone tones have strength, odd taste, noisy and excitement. We would like you to feel his one and only sax sound. Sometimes he play multi-phonic blowing, sometimes he play only saxophone pads, sometimes he control undertone when he blow in multi-phonic tones, etc., he try to play in various approaches to saxophone. You should be amazed at his music !

Hirose Junji

b.March 29, 1955 Tokyo. He began to play his twenties. 1981, he pressed his first solo LP called "solo saxophone" independently. Afterwards he participated Fujikawa Yoshiaki's EASTASIA ORCHESTRA, TOGASHI MASAHIKO's group, Fuwa Daisuke's SHIBUSA-SHIRAZU (the forepart), Otomo Yoshihide's GROUND-ZERO, Uemura Masahiro's P.O.N. and so on. He didn't play briefly but he play again with his saxophone and hand-made noise machine in recent years. Now he plays regularly duo with Yoshigaki Yasuhiro (drums), and trio with Yoshigaki and Nakamura Toshimaru (no-input mixing board), trio with Yoshida Tatsuya (drum) and Ito Atsuhiro (optron) etc."-Doubtmusic

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Label: Doubtmusic
Catalog ID: dms-135
Squidco Product Code: 13595

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Knuttel House, Tokyo from October 16th, 2009 to June 27th, 2010, by Numata Jun.


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Track Listing:

1. improvisation no.39 1:13

2. improvisation no.02 4:01

3. improvisation no.33 1:44

4. the elements no.03 5:13

5. improvisation no.20 3:07

6. improvisation no.24 6:18

7. improvisation no.03 4:06

8. improvisation no.09 4:46

9. improvisation no.01 3:16

10. the elements no.02 5:14

11. improvisation no.31 1:40

12. improvisation no.38 0:30

13. the elements no.01 0:59

14. improvisation no.42 2:28

15. improvisation no.41 1:09

16. improvisation no.23 3:44

17. improvisation no.43 0:40

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