Fujii, Satoko & Natsuki Tamura

Tokuma, 2017CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 23.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score: 67
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This couple has been pushing the free jazz envelope for decades and continue innovating with fresh takes and dynamic new sounds.“Kisaragi“is their latest release. The opener features Fujii strumming the piano while Tamara extracts gutsy tones from his trumpet, like a whispy tornado or a muted vacuum cleaner. He adds generous kisses on “Shunrai”. “The beast is awakened for “Hakusyo” but the giant remains gentle. That’s our impression of a few of the tunes. We appreciate the extraction of unique sounds from traditional instruments presented musically in an intriguing way. The audio quality is exacting, eerie and actually frightened my wife on a couple of tracks! It is definitely worth a sample and will be cherished by the free jazz community.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz