Fujii, Satoko

Libra, 2014CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Shiki features Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii with her 15-piece ensemble. The sounds are eerie and mysterious in three well-orchestrated passages. The title track is over thirty-six minutes long and it will draw you into their adventurous mindset encompassing a wide variety of emotions. Pace and texture hit extremes with a loosely structured backbone that is on the edge and a good effort for lovers of free jazz. Our favorite is “Bi Ga Do Da” loaded with rowdy chants and percussion!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz