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Jorge's Orbe (Marti / Arrizabalaga / Amakawa): Playas (Creative Sources)

Recorded live in 2019 at Burgbachkeller in Zug, Switzerland, the international trio Jorge's Orbe creates tapestries of sound, bringing together free improvisers from three different parts of the world: Switzerland through trombonist George Francis Marti, Japan through pianist Tsukiko Amakawa, and Spain through Pelayo Fernandez Arrizabalaga on turntables and voice.

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UPC: 5609063407174

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs717
Squidco Product Code: 31304

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Burgbachkeller in Zug, Switzerland, on September 13th, 2019, by Roman Albisser


George Francis Marti-trombone

Pelayo Fernandez Arrizabalaga-turntables, voice

Tsukiko Amakawa-piano, toys

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Artist Biographies:

"George Francis Marti was born in 1993 in Zurich, Switzerland, and began taking trombone classes in 2000. He studied at the University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Lucerne, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and at the University of Art from Zürich.

In 2017 he went to Valencia to complete his studies at the Berklee College of Music where he did his Master in Contemporary Performance. During his studies he received 2 scholarships and obtained several honors.

Although he has chosen the trombone as his main instrument, George Marti considers himself a multi-instrumentalist musician."

-George Francis Marti Website (Translated by Google) (

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"Pelayo Fernandez Arrizabalaga (born 1949, Laredo, Spain) is a sax and clarinet player and turntables composer. His career started in the 1970s playing in an assortment of Madrid free jazz ensembles. In 1984 he cofounded the experimental rock group Cl—nicos with Markus Breuss, recording a total of five albums and touring throughout Europe.

Arrizabalaga relocated to Switzerland in 1993 where he is guest composer at the electronic music Studio of the Bassel Conservatoire, directed by Thomas Kessler, and frequently performs within the improvised music scene.

Arrizabalaga is also a founding member of the FMOL Trio, an electronic free improvisation group, which takes its name from the FMOL virtual digital instrument, developed in 1997 by Trio member Sergi Jordˆ. He has also reunited with Markus Breuss in the Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet, a jazz ensemble."

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About Tsukiko Amakawa: "She was born in Tokyo (Japan).

Began studying at the age of six, and was subsequently chosen best pianist in the Tsurugaoka High School/Art Program-Music Department. Graduates at Nihon University/Art Faculty-Music Department-Piano in 1988.

Learns composing, history of music, choral music, musicology, ethnical music, harmony, pedagogical music, etc....until she emerges in the world of modern composition and popular modern music, and gets to conduct the Niza Brass Band (Saitama-Japan).

After performing in Asia and Europe, she settles in Spain where she starts working with musicians as Markus Breuss and Pelayo.F.Arrizabalaga.

Since 2001 she is the founder member of Doronko Records.

She has worked with Akemi Murakami, Yukiko Yamagami, Kenji Seshita, Peter Kowald, Markus Breuss, Pelayo Arrizabalaga, Chefa Alonso, Javier Carmona, Jesus Turiño,among others.

For the time being she is involved both in the Faktor Bossar Project as in the Breuss-Arrizabalaga Quintet."

-Tsukiko Amakawa Faecbook Page (

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track listing:

1. Morgenruf 5:39

2. Solo Piano 1:42

3. Ballade Des Waldes 3:13

4. Dunkle Asche 4:32

5. Alpine Stimmung 3:53

6. Por La Orilla 3:23

7. On Air; Spiritual Prayer 4:54

8. Lamento Hondo 1:59

9. Toys And Tequila 2:33

10. Wild Horses 2:18

11. Silberfaden 2:53

12. Orient To Occident 2:06

13. Erwachen Der Harmonie 2:35

14. Ostinato 3:00

15. Zapatos 2:32

16. Coyote Tanzt Bebop 4:15

17. Marbels Labyrinth 3:57
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"Three different worlds: Switzerland, Japan and Spain come together using their common language of Jaz and Improvisation. The result is a tapestry of sounds reflecting the murmuring waves of the seashore from far away..."-Jorge's Orbe

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