Fujii, Satoko

Tokuma, 2021CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 84
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Moon On The Lake features pianist Satoko Fujii in her Tokyo Trio, a rare grouping for her. Bassist Takashi Sugawa, a fresh, new voice with Fujii, takes the spotlight on the opener “Hansho”, immediately making his presence known. Drummer Ittetsu Takemura rounds out the band leading to a crisp, syncopated, free-jazz recording. Of course, Fujii contributes many inspiring solos along the way as an “Aspiration”, supplemented by Sugawa’s work with the bow. These are like-minded improvisers who inspire each other.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz