Fujii, Satoko

Tokuma, 2024CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Japanese free jazz pianist Satoko Fujii leads her Tokyo Trio with bassist Takashi Sugawa and drummer Ittetsu Takemura. We characterize Jet Black as syncopated, orderly chaos. There’s a story, an intelligible story that we could follow on tunes like “Sky Reflection” and “Take A Step”. We found this addition of Fujii’s spontaneous improvisation to be palatable, and certainly among her best efforts.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz