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Besalduch, Ferran / Riuichi Daijo: Cumulonimbus (Creative Sources)

Improvising Japanese guitarist Riuichi Daijo joins Spanish Bass & Sopranino saxophonist Ferran Besalduch for a series of non-idiomatic dialogs, from bright restrained to assertive interactions, unusual techniques from Besalduch and percussive asides on the guitar adding engaging ornaments to their conversation; a nice accompaniment to a bright day.
 

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Ferran Besalduch-bass saxophone, saxellino, kantele

Riuichi Daijo-guitar


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UPC: 5609063405750

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs575
Squidco Product Code: 26722

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded on Underpool Studio, on March 29th, 2018, by Sergi Felipe.

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Improvising Japanese guitarist Riuichi Daijo joins Spanish Bass & Sopranino saxophonist Ferran Besalduch for a series of non-idiomatic dialogs, from bright restrained to assertive interactions, unusual techniques from Besalduch and percussive asides on the guitar adding engaging ornaments to their conversation; a nice accompaniment to a bright day.


Artist Biographies

"Ferran Besalduch, was born on Badalona, near Barcelona (Catalunya-Spain), bass and sopranino sax, specializes in contemporary music, jazz and free improvisation and experimental music. He works as a teacher at the Conservatory of Granollers and Music School of Sant Adria. And he leads or he's part of the following groups: blOW, Sin Anestesia, Malaclypse Sax Quartet, BIB Banda Improvisadors Barcelona, Freenetics, Frutos del Desguace (Marçal Font poetry) and more."

-Busilis Collaborative Network (https://busilis.org/members/ferransax/profile/)
6/12/2024

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Riuichi Daijo, guitarist. Born in Yokohama, Japan in 1978. Started playing the guitar and soon came to concentrate on improvisation. Since 2004 he had performed regularly in solo concerts. Around September 2013 he expanded his work to collaborate with other improvisers, including recordings with Keitetsu Murai, Tetsuro Fujimaki, and Ferran Besalduch.

-Squidco 6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. The Ladder Against The Cumulonimbus 9:10

2. Break Easily 10:02

3. Warm Butterflies 6:25

4. Fall In Drops 4:52

5. Ghost Of Materials 6:24

6. Fin 3:48

7. Tangerine Observation 9:04

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Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings

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