Intense and passionate free jazz album from reedsman Patrick Shiroishi and drummer Dylan Fujioka.
released July 8, 2020
Patrick Shiroishi - Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dylan Fujioka - Drums, Percussion
Recorded November 27, 2019.
Artwork by Dylan Fujioka
Layout by Dave Peterson
Released in conjunction with Orb Tapes. Cassette version is available from them here
'The improvisational interplay may vary from cogitative suspensions to fiercely intense rides, and every idea favors exploration and communication. Even in the sections where they operate in solo configuration, the clear language overrides demonstrative aesthetics. This is a bold sax-drums duet. B+"
"...free jazz of the highest order – energy playing, melody and intricacy."
-Anthony Osborne, A Jazz Noise
"...carefully considered yet passionate interaction is this album in a nutshell....it's the sound of two men thinking out loud and suggesting things to each other, and it's fascinating to eavesdrop on that."
-Phil Freeman, The Wire
August 2020, Page 62
"...Shiroishi and Fujioka have developed their own kind of deep, exploratory interplay that does not subscribe to distinct rhythmic patterns or to fast, cathartic blows but often looks for challenging dynamics and inventive timbral search, embracing fragile intimacy and melodic themes.Shiroishi and Fujioka are strong-minded and articulate improvisers with an interesting language of their own."
-Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts
"In Neba Neba , Shiroishi and Fujioka dance tango - or rather, free jazz - in an audacious and courageous way, presenting an album in which moments of rhythmic and melodic coherence degenerate into chromatic, atonal and textural daydreams."
-Joao Morado, Beats For Peeps
"The very first drum hits and saxophone notes of the opener ‘Lucky Boys’ open up a direct portal of exploration & expression thru free instrumental music. This is vital fire."
-Underground Tape Review