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Toshimaru Nakamura, who uses a no-input mixing board--an instrument played by controlling the mixer feedback--is an improviser admired inside and outside Japan. Beirut-born trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj performs around the world and makes free use of extended playing techniques that produce sounds totally unlike the sounds that most people associate with the trumpet. This CD is comprised of three improvisational performances by Nakamura and Kerbaj, recorded in a studio in Berlin in November 2016. From murmuring exchanges of delicate soft sounds to big sonic give and take, this unique and amazing duo album demonstrates the two musicians' superior skill and sensibility.

ミキサーのフィードバックをコントロールして演奏する、no-input mixing board 奏者、中村としまるは、日本はもとより海外でも高い評価を得た即興演奏家。一方のレバノン、ベイルート生まれのトランぺッター、Mazen Kerbaj は、一般に想像できるトランペット演奏からは遠くかけ離れたサウンドを生み出す拡張奏法を駆使し、世界各地で演奏活動をおこなう。本作は、このふたりが2016年11月に、ドイツ、ベルリンでスタジオ録音した即興演奏3曲を収録。繊細な弱音のつぶやき合いから大きな音の応酬まで、卓抜した技量とセンスを持ったふたりならではの驚異のデュオ・アルバム。


released December 31, 2017

Mazen Kerbaj: trumpet
Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Toshimaru Nakamura
Recorded at Yan Jun's studio, Berlin, November 14, 2016
artwork and design by Mazen Kerbaj


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