Sax, bass clarinet and flutist Nobuyasu Furuya is a free player migrated from Japan to Lisbon, Portugal, here in a trio with bassist Hernani Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 159
Squidco Product Code: 12020
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded on April 3rd 2009, mixed and mastered on June 26th 2009 by Joaquim Monte at Namouche, Lisbon.
Nobuyasu Furuya-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Hernani Faustino-double bass
Gabriel Ferrandini-drums and percussion
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1. Track 1 9:04
2. Track 2 9:16
3. Track 3 10:25
4. Track 4 9:29
5. Track 5 7:25
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Born in Japan, but living and playing in Lisbon, Nobuyasu Furuya is agitating the waters of the jazz and improvised music scene in Portugal either with his smashing blow, remembering the washes of sound by Archie Shepp and Peter Brotzmann, or with an implacable energy control and rigour, the same we find in the Japanese tea cerimonies, bonsai trees and stone gardens. In his youth a cook apprentice in a Zen budhist temple, Furuya began to play barroque European music, but soon free jazz focused his interest. A composer for dance, theatre and cinema, he also played in noise and ska-core bands. For some time, this multi-instrumentalist (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet and flute) studied the Otoman classical music from Turkey, and this experience influenced his future options. In Furuya's Portuguese trio, we find double bassist Hernâni Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini, both of them musicians who play with guts and brain, a not very common combination. The music in "Bendowa" - the title of a 13th century book writen by Dogen, the monk who founded Soto Zen - has everything to surprise you. "I play because I have something to say: it can be silence and murmur, or it can be a shout" - says Nobuyasu Furuya."-Clean Feed
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"After establishing his name during the Eighties as an electric bass guitarist in alternative rock bands, like the now legendary K4 Quadrado Azul, Hernani Faustino turned to avant-jazz and free improvised music and chose the double bass as his self-taught instrument. Two decades later of multiple interactions with Portuguese and international musicians, he's now considered one of the most intense and solid bassists in the Portuguese scene. The association he maintains with drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (RED trio, Nobuyasu Furuya Trio & Quintet, Rodrigo Amado Wire Quartet) has been pointed as a dynamic and powerful rhythm section. His visceral playing is well showed by the contortions of his face during a performance: he goes to the limits of pleasure and pain.
Music is his life: besides being a musician, he was one of the members of the label Clean Feed, considered one of the five more important on the planet in what regards jazz, and the Trem Azul Jazz Store, located in Lisbon. He also composed for theatre, produced radio programs, and wrote about music in a couple of magazines. A good part of his activity in photography is also music oriented: Faustino is one of the most accomplished stage photographers around. This says all about his passion and commitment.
Hernani Faustino's numerous meetings and collaborations with other improvisors is astonishing: John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Nate Wooley, Carlos "Zíngaro", Agustí Fernández, Sei Miguel, Rafael Toral, Jason Stein, Nuno Rebelo, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Sousa, Rodrigo Amado, Albert Cirera, Manuel Mota, Luís Lopes, Jon Irabagon, Taylor Ho Bynum, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Damasiewicz, Harris Eisenstadt, Neil Davidson, Heddy Boubaker, Gerard Lebik, Elliott Levin, Katsura Yamauchi, Mats Gustafsson, Chris Corsano, Nikolaus Gerszewski, Rob Mazurek, Reinhold Friedl, Ernesto Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Helena Espvall, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Blaise Siwula, Virginia Genta, Elliott Levin, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, Floros Floridis, Matt Bauder, Dennis González, Vítor Rua, and many more, covering a wide range from free bop to extreme experimentation, going through electroacoustic improv, reductionism and noise."-Hernani Faustino Website, Rui Eduardo Paes (http://www.hernanifaustino.com/bio/)
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"He started playing drums at fourteen, when he took up his musical studies at the Crescendo School in São João do Estoril, near Lisbon. At nineteen, he made studies at the Hot Clube Portugal, where he stayed for a year and a half. In 2006 he entered the Academia de Amadores de Música where he studies to this day with Alexandre Frazão as his master. In 2007 he did a workshop with the drummer Paal Nilssen-Love.
Towards the end of 2007 and to date he has taken part in various concerts with multiple projects alongside artists and ensembles like: Nobuyasu Furuya Trio, Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio, Alípio C. Neto, Carlos Zíngaro, DJ Ride, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Riot Trio, Luís Lopes Duo, John Butcher, Jason Stein, Jon Irabagon, Ernesto Rodrigues Septet and the Nikolaus Gerszewski Ensemble."-Gulbenkian Music (https://gulbenkian.pt/musica/en/biography/gabriel-ferrandini-2/)
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