Raw Tonk have released a new album from Sam Andreae, David Birchall, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Otto Willberg. The album is titled Live at Ftarri and features a live recording of the four musicians at the titular venue in Tokyo last year. The album features four tracks that total up to approximately 45 minutes. You can listen to the album above or on the Raw Tonk Bandcamp page here. The album is slated for release on May 14th, and pre-orders for the CD are available now on the same page.
Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn, and Bryan Eubanks are touring together throughout the United States for the next month. Their tour kicks off tomorrow in Seattle and the four will be making their way through sixteen different cities. Nakamura, Akiyama, and Kahn released Between Two earlier this year on Meenna. The three also released IHJ/Ftarri last year on Winds Measure. Intonema released the Kahn and Eubanks collaboration Drums Saxophone Electronics last year.
Note that on this tour, the four will be giving lectures while in Ohio and Alabama. They will also host a workshop at MATCH in Houston. Their concert at Crow With No Mouth in Minnesota will mark the final show for the venue for the foreseeable future. You can check out all the dates below.
Oct 30th - Seattle, WA at Good Shepherd Chapel
Oct 31st - Portland, OR at Disjecta *
Nov 1st - San Francisco, CA at the Center for New Music
Nov 3rd - Los Angeles, CA at REDCAT
Nov 4th/5th - Houston, TX at MATCH (concert & workshop)
Nov 6th - Austin, TX at First Street Studio
Nov 7th - Saint Paul, MN at Crow With No Mouth
Nov 8th - Chicago, IL at Constellation
Nov 9th - Oberlin, OH at Oberlin College and Conservatory (concert & lecture)
Nov 10th - Louisville, KY at Dreamland
Nov 11th - Tuscaloosa, AL at University of Alabama (concert & lecture)
Nov 12th - West Columbia, SC at if ART Gallery
Nov 13th - Richmond, VA at Black Iris Gallery
Nov 14th - Baltimore, MD at The Red Room
Nov 15th - Boston, MA at School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Nov 16th - New York, NY at Silent Barn ^
* with Derek Monypeny
^ with If, Bwana; Bob Bellerue/Marcia Bassett; and Ben Owen/Ed Bear