Karin Nakagawa, Hans Tutzer & Paolino Dalla Porta – Tamayura (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 51:56 minutes | 450 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Karin Nakagawa from Yokohama (Japan) and Hans Tutzer from Bolzano (Italy) first met in the summer of 2014 at an international workshop for artists and musicians in South Tyrol. The one-ofa-kind resonance created by a mix of soprano saxophone, koto, and vocals—tied together with a remarkable musical affinity—soon led to numerous collaborative works and concerts.

In 2017, they were joined by esteemed Italian bassist, Paolino Dalla Porta, giving the newlyformed trio more depth, range, and fullness of sound. The fusion of chamber music, traditional songs, and jazz is playful, earthen and vibrant, and allows all three musicians to spread out and improvise across genres throughout their original repertoire.

Joyful hues, in a reverie full of harmonies, rhythms and soundscapes, instill a new independence, trailing off into vast expanses. This subtle and tender invitation entices you to linger, to slow down and immerse yourself into a silver-gold world…

Nakagawa, Tutzer and Dalla Porta convene as three masterful musicians who remember the beauty of impermanence with utmost sensitivity and passion, basing their actions on an essential focus, using a precise selection of sounds, and dynamically moving between meditative and energetic moments. This is poetry in its purest form! (Manfred Bernard)


1. Kokiriko Bushi (6:15)
2. Colors of Autumn (4:38)
3. Utsuroi (6:43)
4. Komoriuta (4:17)
5. Tsukuyomi – the Moon God Song (10:02)
6. Lifelong Dream (7:08)
7. Shorter Days (8:00)
8. Lullaby for Ugo (4:58)

Karin Nakagawa, 25 string koto, vocals
Hans Tutzer, soprano saxophone
Paolino Dalla Porta, double bass
Marco Ambrosini, nyckelharpa
Katharina Dustmann, percussion

Recorded, mixed and mastered 2018 by Katharina Dustmann & Marco Ambrosini at Studio Katharco Sound Creations, Germany
Produced by Hans Tutzer & Karin Nakagawa