Fujii, Satoko & Natsuki Tamura

Tokuma, 2021CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 27.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This was recorded at the height of the pandemic as we were all mostly stuck in bubbles, unable to interact and get the social fuel we require. Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii reflected on their creative energies to explode out of the darkness many felt. Tamura is blazing with some of his best clean work on “Busy Day” with Fujii similarly playing more definitive melodies as on “Donten”. That theme continues throughout the 7-song session of original music. This is the third album from the husband/wife duo during the pandemic and Keshin points towards a reincarnation indeed.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz