Fujii, Satoko

Not Two, 2010CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 16.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ma-do is led by pianist Satoko Fujii with Natsuki Tamura (t), Norikatsu Koreyasu (b) and Akira Horikoshi (d). It is her 50th release as a leader. The all-acoustic quartet plays free fusion based on the darker side. All of the music is original and Fujii gives the musicians a lot if space to explore their creativity. As always her interaction with Tamura (her husband) is seamless. We enjoyed “Sunset In The Desert” – a showcase for drummer Horikoshi with complements from Koreyasu using the bow. Desert Ship has many written complexities while allowing for ample amounts of improvisation. Fujii, the Japanese powerhouse persists.

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Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz