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Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka

Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]

Fujii, Satoko / Yuko Yamaoka: Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs] (Libra)

A double CD of Satoko Fujii compositions, 56 short compositions from a series she started around 2005 to expand her skills as a composer, many of which fueled her many band's repertoires; in 2018 she asked respected classical pianist and educator Yuko Yamaoka to record this set of compositions as part of her 60th birthday monthly album set.
 

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Satoko Fujii-composer

Yuko Yamaoka-piano


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Includes a 6 page foldout booklet with text from Satoko Fujii in English and Japanese, and a picture of Yuko Yamaoka.

UPC: 4562169330535

Label: Libra
Catalog ID: 201-053/054
Squidco Product Code: 26616

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold w/ booklet
Recorded at Nagoya Piano Choritsu Center, Japan, on June 26th and 27rg, 2018, by Yasuhiro Usui.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"On this recording, the composer-pianist unearths hidden gems from her daily composition diary, which classical pianist Yuko Yamaoka brings to life. The double album overflows with musical ideas - 118 of them to be exact.

Selected by Fujii from a decade's worth of composition notebooks, the collection of very short pieces offers a unique and fascinating window into the creative process of one of the most fertile minds in modern jazz. Yuko Yamaoka's vivid performance brings every facet of these little compositional jewels to sparkling life.

This is the 11th of 12 recordings being released in 2018 to celebrate Fujii's "kanreki - 60th birthday."-Libra

See also Diary 2005-2015 score book.
Includes a 6 page foldout booklet with text from Satoko Fujii in English and Japanese, and a picture of Yuko Yamaoka.

Artist Biographies

"Born on October 9, 1958 in Tokyo, Japan, Fujii began playing piano at four and received classical training until twenty, when she turned to jazz. From 1985-87, she studied at Boston's Berklee College of Music, where her teachers included Herb Pomeroy and Bill Pierce. She returned to Japan for six years before returning to the US to study at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where her teachers included George Russell, Cecil McBee, and Paul Bley, who appeared on her debut CD Something About Water (Libra, 1996).

Since then Fujii has been an innovative bandleader and soloist, a tireless seeker of new sounds, and a prolific recording artist in ensembles ranging from duos to big bands. She has showcased her astonishing range and ability approximately 80 CDs as leader or co-leader. With each new recording or new band, she explores new aspects of her art.

Regular collaborations include her New York trio with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Jim Black, augmented by trumpeter/husband Natsuki Tamura to form the Satoki Fujii Four; her duo with Tamura; the Satoko Fujii Quartet featuring Tatsuya Yoshida of the Japanese avant-rock duo, The Ruins; Orchestra New York, which boasts the cream of New York's contemporary avant garde improvisers, including saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby, trumpeters Herb Roberton and Steven Bernstein, and trombonist Curtis Hasselbring, among others; Orchestra Tokyo, drawing on that city's best improvisers; Orchestra Nagoya; Orchestra Kobe; the co-operative trio Junk Box with Tamura and percussionist John Hollenbeck; ma-do, a quartet including Tamura on trumpet, bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, and Akira Horikoshi; the Min-Yoh Ensemble with Tamura, trombonist Hasselbring, and accordionist Andrea Parkins; the Satoko Fujii New Trio, featuring bassist Todd Nicholson and drummer Takashi Itani― plus countless engagements and collaborations with some of the world's most important improvisers."

-Satoko Fujii Website (http://www.satokofujii.com/bio.html)
5/23/2024

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"Yuko Yamaoka has been teaching at Yamaha Music School for over 15 years as both a private and group teacher. She has over 15 years of teaching and performing experience. She received her Master of Music from the New England Conservatory."

-Yamaha Music School (https://www.cerritosyamahamusicschool.com/yy)
5/23/2024

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