Tag: Patrick Shiroishi

aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




Patrick Shiroishi & Eldar Tagi – Flock / Jessica Ackerley & Patrick Shiroishi – Extremities

Two new albums, both available as downloads and very nice cassette editions, featuring  the prolific and inventive saxophonist and composer Patrick Shiroishi, both duos, each fascinating in their own right, each well worth seeking out. I’m a great admirer of Patrick’s work, while I must admit electronic/multimedia artist Eldar Tagi was new to me when…




Patrick Shiroishi & Dylan Fukioka – Neba Neba / Patrick Shiroishi – Eye For An Eye

Two new releases featuring saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi… The sax and drums duo is one of the most exacting and potentially most exciting line-ups to be found in jazz, although not for the faint of heart – there is little place to hide. Saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi and percussionist Dylan Fujioka have worked together various times over…




Patrick Shiroishi – Descension

I briefly contemplated a shorter review of this album, along the simple lines of, “Fuck me, this is good!” And I stand by that sentiment but I realise a tad more detail concerning my reaction might help. So,… That initial drone… pinning the attention down, cue the fluttering of helpless wings as that pin twists…




Patrick Shiroishi – Sparrow’s Tongue

Patrick Shiroishi – alto & tenor saxophones, field recordings The Footsteps of Crows Grasshopper Tactics The Crocodile’s Dilemma Be a Lion, I Will Still Be Water When the Dog Got His Cat Eyes (33:53) Fort Evil Fruit   In this solo album, Shiroishi uses few ingredients, and those sparingly. Long breathy drones evoke a wandering…




Patrick Shiroishi’s Black Sun Sutra – Anfinsen’s Landmark

Noah Guevara – guitar Robert Magill – tenor saxophone Ken Moore – double bass Sergio Sanchez – drums Patrick Shiroishi – alto & baritone saxophones Human Suffering Don’t Truth Me And I Won’t Truth You Athialowi Stand Up And Lose Your Name And Become One Esteemer (32:03) Creative Sources Recording, 363 CD     sutra…