Mori, Ikue & Kaze

Libra, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Kaze is Satoko Fujii (p) and Natsuki Tamura (t) from Japan with Westerners Christian Pruvost (t) and drummer Peter Orins. The free jazz quartet invites electronic musician Ikue Mori to their ensemble for Sand Storm, expanding on the creativity in yet another dimension. They open with the lengthy, spacey “Rivodoza before settling down on “Poca A Poca” and “Kappa” which invites listeners into an unusual landscape that features lengthy improvisations by Pruvost and Tamura. We also enjoyed the sense of desperation on “Suna Adashi”. It is an edgy concoction tempered by the open stage on “Noir Soir”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz