Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP
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Patrick Shiroishi, Jason Nazary, Wendy Eisenberg - The Net Of The Sleeping Fisherman Continues To Catch Fish LP

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It isn’t often that the chemistry between musicians can be felt viscerally just from listening to an album—especially in an era where music is so often recorded in parts across disparate places and times. But, once in a while, a record comes along that is so alive, so playful, so expertly improvised, that it transports the listener into the very room where it was recorded. the net of the sleeping fisherman continues to catch fish is one such album. Over it’s forty-five minute span, trio Patrick Shiroishi (saxophone), Jason Nazary (drums), and Wendy Eisenberg (guitar) bring the listener on a ride through six roaming and captivating free jazz improvisations, recorded together over a single session in January of 2021 in Nazary’s New York City studio.

In the opening track, “i found you nine times before and i’ll find you again”, sound emerges from silence slowly and with delightful anticipation. Distant percussion, ominous growling guitar sounds and a slow and steady horn line grow gradually in intensity before ultimately reaching a cacophony of sound at the song's end. The following track, “pain is rhythmic”, picks up this intensity with a punch. It is in powerful moments like this, or the album’s closer, “the continuing campaigns of eye and tongue” where the trio show what their instruments are capable of, pushing up against the boundaries of speed, sound, and stamina.


“anguish is melodic”, the aptly named third track, builds slowly and sparsely before it settles into a beautiful, consistent groove . The three instruments dance around each other until minute four, when Nazary drops into a steady, hypnotic rhythm. Eisenberg’s guitar harmonics create an ethereal pulse under which Shiroishi’s saxophone croons slowly and melodically. The song titles, all pulled from Kim Hyesoon’s Autobiography of Death, don’t just serve as supplemental poetry, they are apt descriptors of the song’s distinct sonic qualities.

the net of the sleeping fisherman continues to catch fish varies remarkably across its duration, with maximal walls of sound balanced out by spacious, patient fields. On “pleasure is harmonic”, silence builds slowly towards chaos. Nazary’s gentle drumming sets a patient tone over which Shiroishi’s saxophone cries with impossibly high whistles and pulsing overtones. Much of the variety across the album comes from Eisenberg’s guitar, which shapeshifts and morphs from synth-like growls to clean strumming to heavy electronic distortion. The change in guitar quality throughout the record adds textural depth to the trio’s sound as it evolves from track to track, moment to moment.

Listening to the record, one can really imagine these three musicians sharing space together, shifting eye contact from one to another, wordlessly feeling into their ebbs and flows. Here are three musicians who are comfortable with the unknown, and play into it. “I really think that was like this special moment in time for the three of us,” says Shiroishi. “They’re like, masters of their instruments, really, musicians at the highest level you know? And I think they really shine.” And he’s right. 


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