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Shiroishi, Patrick

I Was Too Young To Hear Silence [VINYL]

Shiroishi, Patrick: I Was Too Young To Hear Silence [VINYL] (American Dreams Records)

Using the resonance of the parking garage under the Jazz Cat in Monterey Park, California, Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist Patrick Shiroishi recorded nine solo improvisations, interacting with the environmental sound and reverberant ambiance through contemplative, curious and explosive moments, at times augmenting his saxophone with the metallic notes of a glockenspiel.
 

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Patrick Shiroishi-alto saxophone, glockenspiel


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UPC: 727431748782

Label: American Dreams Records
Catalog ID: LP-ADR-70
Squidco Product Code: 34194

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded live underneath the Jazz Cat in Monterey Park, California, on October 28th , 2020.

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"Fresh off a tour with The Armed, and on the heels of countless releases and collaborations, Patrick Shiroishi's music is as vital and stirring as ever on I Was Too Young To Hear Silence. Where his breakout release, 2021's Hidemi, used choruses of saxophones and vocals to memorialize his grandfather, I Was Too Young To Hear Silence expands the scope of his remembrance. Shiroishi's chosen instruments are alto saxophone, glockenspiel, and a cavernous parking garage through which the former's melodies reverberate. It's an apt setting for Shiroishi's continuing confrontation of the legacy of Japanese concentration camps."-American Dreams


Artist Biographies

Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist & composer based in Los Angeles.

Solo Saxophone

Upsilon Acrux (w/ Noah Guevara, Dylan Fujioka, Mark Kimbrell & Paul Lai)

Corima (w/ Andrea Calderon, Paco Casanova, Ryan Kamiyamazaki & Sergio Sanchez)

In the Womb (sax-drum duo w/ Dylan Fujioka)

Oort Smog (sax-drum duo w/ Mark Kimbrell)

Nakata (sax-piano duo w/ Paco Casanova)

Sunreader (w/ Paul Carter & Ethan Sherman)

Hoboglyphs (w/ Henry Barajas, Jason Rodriguez & Jeeshaun Wang)

Black Sun Sutra (w/ Noah Guevara, Rob Magill, Ken Moore & Sergio Sanchez)-Patrick Shiroishi Website (http://www.patrickshiroishi.com/bio.html)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Stand Still Like A Hummingbird 03:52

2. I Almost Said 03:15

3. The Soil That Things Grew From 02:11

4. Tule Lake Blues 06:55

5. How Will We Get Back To Life Again? 03:43

SIDE B



1. Rain, After Running Away 05:05

2. Is It Possible To Send Promises Backwards? 05:20

3. Hunting The Eye Of His Own Storm 05:13

4. If Only Heaven Would Give Me Another Ten Years 04:06

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Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
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Recordings Utilizing the Natural Resonance of a Space
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