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A intensely introspective album of free improvisation from frequent collaborators, reed and trumpter Joe McPhee, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, electronic artist Lasse Marhaug, and Japanese koto player Michiyo Yagi, performing live at GOK Sound in Tokyo, 2013; beautiful.

Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love
Soul Stream

Yagi, Michiyo / Lasse Marhaug / Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love: Soul Stream (PNL)

Label: PNL    
Released in: Norway    

"A master of reeds and horns, Joe McPhee is a bona fide free jazz icon who refuses to play the elder statesman in spite of his half-century-plus career. McPhee continues to hone his improvisatory skills by venturing far from his upstate New York home to perform with cutting-edge instrumentalists the world over.

The phenomenal Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is one of McPhee's most frequent and sympathetic collaborators. The duo's timely convergence in Tokyo with Lasse Marhaug, another Norwegian who is easily one of the most important electronics/noise musicians of the last two decades, and local resident Michiyo Yagi resulted in this extraordinary recording.

Probably the most advanced and technically accomplished performer of the ancient Japanese instrument known as the koto, Yagi is known for her extreme eclecticism that incorporates free jazz, progressive rock, contemporary classical and traditional Japanese musics. An intense free-jazz blowout was expected when these unique personalities assembled at Tokyo's GOK Sound, but what transpired was totally unexpected: This is spiritual, mystical, soulful music unlike anything you've ever heard."-PNL

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Product Information:

UPC: 7090030360321

Label: PNL
Catalog ID: PNL032
Squidco Product Code: 22041

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Norway
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at GOK Sound, Tokyo on January 21st, 2013 by Yoshiaki Kondo.


Michiyo Yagi-Koto

Joe McPhee-pocket trumpet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone

Lasse Marhaug-electronics, objects

Paal Nilssen-Love-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Tear Of The Clouds 8:31

2. Torque 13:47

3. Soul Stream 6:14

4. Close Up 10:43

5. The Unbroken 6:49