Kira Kira

Libra, 2018CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 24.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: To call Satoko Fujii a workaholic would be an understatement. In addition to a global touring, she has been producing 3 to 6 albums annually over the past decade! But she decided to step it up to monthly releases this year celebrating her 60th birthday! Kira Kira is a quartet featuring Australian keyboardist Alister Spence opposite Fujii (p) with Natsuki Tamura (t) and Ittetsu Takemura (d).“Bright Force“was recorded live in Tokyo September 2017 ten years after Fujii and Spence first connected. Alister adds a futuristic element to the mix with the Rhodes melding with the edgy free jazz we’ve come to expect from Fujii and Tamura. The “Luna Lionfish” triage is the strongpoint of a rather unique and yet another dimension from Fujii (Is that possible? – Yes it is!)


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz