Fujii, Satoko

Libra, 2006CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 12.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Japanese creative pianist, Satoko Fujii returns with her quartet. They are playing all new music written by Fujii and engaging each of the musicians. Natsuki Tamura plays trumpet, Tekeharu Hayakawa plays bass and Tatsuya Yoshida mans the drums. They vary the pace and take the listener into and out of chaotic passages. Our favorite, “Cicada” takes us inside the world of an insect. This one is more of the free jazz tip. With so much talent, we’d love to hear Fujii take a serious stab at neobop/fusion.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz