Set One 30:52
Set Two 27:40


Ko Ishikawa : sho
Tetuzi Akiyama : acoustic guitar
Hideo Ikegami : contrabass

Recorded by Hideo Ikegami at Kissa Sakaiki, Tokyo on 31 July 2014
Sound Treatment by Taku Unami

Kissa Sakaiki is a café in Tokyo which supports the activities of musicians, dancers or other artists. I have played there many times, presenting a number of performances with musicians and dancers frequently. I have been collaborating with Tetuzi Akiyama as a duo for some time and one day had the idea to further our development by introducing another musician to form a new trio. Ko Ishikawa, a sho player was the first candidate in my mind. Fortunately, Ko agreed to play with us and I arranged a concert at Kissa Sakaiki. Tetuzi and Ko have played together several times previously but that was the first time to play together for Ko and myself. As I had hoped, the gig was successful and fortunately I recorded it. This release on Confront presents the complete document of all the music we played together that evening.
(Hideo Ikegami)


released May 24, 2020

The Confront Collectors Series issued one hundred albums between 2004 and 2019. This recording was ccs 39.

If you prefer physical product, the CD edition is available to order here; www.confrontrecordings.com/ishikawa-akiyama-ikegami


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