Fujii, Satoko, Ikue Mori & Natsuki Tamura
Libra, 2020, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Prepare to blast off with Prickly Pear Cactus, an adventure that takes us to tomorrowland on a microscopic level. Ikue Mori leads the way with a full complement of electronics along with free jazz pianist Satoko Fujii and her notorious counterpart, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet. Tamura is encouraged by Mori to extract edgy sounds from his trumpet as they take us through ten fresh collaborations. This is a product of the pandemic, as the musicians exchanged sound files over the internet while quarantining at their homes in New York City and Kobe City. The music approximates our antibodies fighting the virus. Be careful and stay safe.
Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz