duo with imai kuzuo--- this is a new duo with the fantastic japanese guitarist kazuo imai, who plays a spanish nylon string guitar in this situation. kazuo san has a long history in japanese improvisation having worked alongside takehisa kosugi in the legendary taj mahal travellers in the 1970's, and again in 1976 setting up the east bionic symphonia. the duo have a double cd release "molecules" on the ftarri label. they have worked so far in japan in tokyo and sapporo 2017 and 2018. the duo exhibits a kind of surreal, slapstick automatism with passages of intense technique and speed. it's a real pleasure to play with kazuo san.