The album is available in 128 kbps MP3.
Pelayo Arrizabalaga: sax.a, cl.b
Markus Breuss: tp, flh, didg, perc
Tsukiko Amakawa: p
Miguel Rodrigez: cb
Javier Carmona: bt, perc.
Tenor saxophonist Breuss Arrizabalaga is my choice for best musical find on Free Albums Galore. He has already been featured on his own album, Nfamoudou-Boudougou and with FMOL Trio. Arrizabalaga is an immensely creative musican with a firm understanding of avant-garde and free jazz. While his playing shows obvious influences of early free jazz musicians like Ayler, Dolphy, and Shepp, he has his own sound and vision.
Concert for Kowald was recorded in 2002 and is another excellent work. It is a single live track over 30 minutes long. This is a vastly changing performance going from moody soundscapes to free blowing chaos to fiery latin rhythms. He is well backed by a first-rate group of musicians with pianist Tsukiko Amakawa being especially noteworthy. Arrizabalaga is an artist that deserves wider recognition.
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