Fujii, Satoko & Myra Melford

Libra, 2009CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This duo collaborates to create five new modern free jazz compositions. They marry the sounds of their pianos from the keyboard and ‘under the hood’. The latter refers to the plucking, strumming and picking of the piano strings. They joined each other to record this live session at Maybeck Recital Hall in Berkeley September 2007. It is unrehearsed improvisation with Myra and Satoko continuously following the other’s lead. “Be Melting Snow” was our favorite track. While they have different styles and influences, both perform in Avant Garde, Fujii based in Tokyo and Melford in California. The marriage minds and spirit here is a spirited union and in fact quite a splash.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz