Today I had a recording session with guitarist Shin’ichi Isohata and pianist Naoyo Yakushi in a studio at the Osaka Municipal Art Innovation Centre. We met for one rehearsal session a couple days prior—in a tiny studio with an electric piano—and approached the day with some spontaneity (ie. we didn't have much of a plan and just recorded what we could in the time we had).
We ended up recording several of my works including a new duo, Indigo, that I composed especially for Shin’ichi and I for this tour, as well as Duo 1 (guitar and piano), memory or ghost (trio), Floating Point (Naoyo on piano), the third movement from of things remembered or left behind, and one of Shin’ichi’s compositions. I’m looking forward to hearing it all once Shin’ichi completes the editing.
It was such a pleasure to spend time playing music with Naoyo and Shin'ichi for the day. They are both such generous musicians who approach their playing with thought and care. We make a good team!
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