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Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura's Libra Label

Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii, along with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, run the Libra label, which for two decades has released their work in collaboration with a remarkable list of improvisers from around the world. From solos and duos to large ensemble work, their music runs the gamut from frenetic improvisation to beautifully lyrical work, with keys ensembles including Gato Libre, Satoko Fujii New York Orchestra, Natsuki Tamura Quartet, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin, Kaze, Satoko Fujii Trio, Junk Box, and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo.



 
Double Duo (Verploegen / Mengelberg / Tamura / Fujii): Crossword Puzzle Double Duo (Verploegen / Mengelberg / Tamura / Fujii):
Crossword Puzzle

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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A challenging live quartet made of two duos: trumpet & piano, with Satoko Fujii & Misha Mengelberg at the former and Angelo Verploegen & Natsuki Tamura at the latter.

First Meeting (Tamura / Fujii / Churko / Yamamoto): Cut The Rope First Meeting (Tamura / Fujii / Churko / Yamamoto):
Cut The Rope

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Trumpeter Tamura in an album of improvisational fragmentation, textural and timbral explorations, and rapid-fire juxtapositions that create kaleidoscopic sound collages.

Fujii / Melford: Under the Water Fujii / Melford:
Under the Water

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Pianists Fujii & Melford met in Berkley to record these masterful and challenging duo works, impressionist excursions in the water inside and out of the piano.

Fujii / Tamura / Sharp / Kato: In the Tank Fujii / Tamura / Sharp / Kato:
In the Tank

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Fujii Orchestra, Satoko: South Wind Fujii Orchestra, Satoko:
South Wind

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $18.95    

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra in original compositions, an amazing lineup of mostly New York players including Steven Bersteain, Herb Robertson, Briggan Krause, etc.

Fujii Quartet, Satoko: Angelona Fujii Quartet, Satoko:
Angelona

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $13.95    

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Fujii Quartet, Satoko: Minerva Fujii Quartet, Satoko:
Minerva

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Fujii Quartet, Satoko: Vulcan Fujii Quartet, Satoko:
Vulcan

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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Fujii Trio, Satoko : Illusion Suite Fujii Trio, Satoko :
Illusion Suite

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $18.95    

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The Satoko Fujii Trio with Mark Dresser and Jim Black in their 6th release, a bold risk-taking group with deep communication and incredible performances.

Fujii Trio, Satoko : Trace A River Fujii Trio, Satoko :
Trace A River

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Satoko Fujii's excellent trio with Mark Dresser on bass and Jim Black on drums: spiritous, technically impressive, melodically and conceptually adventurous music not to miss!

Fujii, Satoko / Bley, Paul: Something About Water Fujii, Satoko / Bley, Paul:
Something About Water

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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8 remarkable and collaborative duets from pianists Satoko Fujii and free jazz legend Paul Bley, and 3 lovely solo pieces of extended technique and color.

Fujii, Satoko Min-Yoh Ensemble: Watershed Fujii, Satoko Min-Yoh Ensemble:
Watershed

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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After studying jazz and classical music, pianist Satoko Fujii became interested in Min-Yoh, which means folk music in Japanese; this is her 2nd lovely and powerful release with her Min-Yoh Ensemble.

Fujii, Satoko New Trio: Spring Storm Fujii, Satoko New Trio:
Spring Storm

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $13.00    

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A set of new trio compositions from pianist Satoko Fujii with bassist Todd Nicholson and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani, a magnificent set of compositions for the transformative season.

Fujii, Satoko New York Orchestra: Shiki Fujii, Satoko New York Orchestra:
Shiki

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Satoko Fujii's amazing Orchestra New York returns with a composition that she describes as "a picture that extends beyond the canvas", performed with Oscar Noriega, Briggan Krauss, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Malaby, Andy Laster, Herb Robertson, Steven Bernstein, &c &c.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichie Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Berlin:
Ichigo Ichie

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.10    

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Pianist Satoko Fujii's large ensemble blending masterful Japanese and Euro players like Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Natsuka Tamura with Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullmann, &c., with Fujii's compositions amazingly flexible frameworks that lend themselves to great soloing and ensemble playing.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: ETO Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York:
ETO

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York in a work based on the Chinese zodiac, referred to as "Eto", in a celebration of husband and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's 60th birthday, and of the 12 animals of the zodiac.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: Summer Suite Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York:
Summer Suite

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Satoko Fujii's 15-piece Orchestra New York with an all-star cast including Ellery Eskelin, Tony Malaby, Herb Robertson, Steve Berstein, Joe Fiedler, &c. &c.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo: Zakopane Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo:
Zakopane

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo formed in 1999 to perform her compositions, music that spans a wide range of styles and moods, complemented by a great set of soloists.

Fujii, Satoko Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu Fujii, Satoko Tobira:
Yamiyo Ni Karasu

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.10    

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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Tobira ("door") expands the original trio configuration of Todd Nicholson on bass and Takashi Itani on drums, with trumpeter/husband Natsuki Tamura, playing inventive free improvisation with sophistication in melodic heads and superb soloing.

Fujii, Satoko: Gen Himmel Fujii, Satoko:
Gen Himmel

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.10    

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A hauntingly beautiful set of solo piano works from Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii, subtle work that belies her incredible techincal skill through beautifully paced and meditative music.

Gato Libre (Tamura / Fujii / Tsumura / Koreyasu): Shiro Gato Libre (Tamura / Fujii / Tsumura / Koreyasu):
Shiro

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura & bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu's Gato Libre with Satoko Fujii on accordion and guitarist Kazuhiko Tsumara, in their 4th release, beautifully melodic improvisation.

Gato Libre: DuDu Gato Libre:
DuDu

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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The first Gato Libre release since the passing of bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, adding trombonist Yasuko Kaneko alongside leader Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, Satoko Fujii on accordion, and Kazuhiko Tsumura on guitar, for eight beautiful, melodic "free cat" recordings.

Gato Libre: Forever Gato Libre:
Forever

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.10    

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The 5th release from the Japanese quartet of trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, here on accordian, the late bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, and guitarist Kazuhiko Tsumura, beautiful free form improvisation performed live in concert in 2011.

Gato Libre: KURO Gato Libre:
KURO

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii's Gato Libre in their fourth seductive album of jazz based on European folk melodies with some of the coolest accordion playing on the planet.

Junk Box (Tamura / Fujii / Hollenbeck): Cloudy Then Sunny Junk Box (Tamura / Fujii / Hollenbeck):
Cloudy Then Sunny

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Satoko Fujii's latest Junk Box with Natsuki Tamura and John Hollenbeck is an amazing jazz album of extended technique, instrumentation and expressive, dramatic ideas

Junk Box (Tamura / Fujii / Hollenbeck): Fragment Junk Box (Tamura / Fujii / Hollenbeck):
Fragment

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Kaze: Rafale Kaze:
Rafale

(Circum-Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Kaze brings together Japan's incredible improviser-composers, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii, with trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins from the French improvisers collective Muzzix.

Kaze: Tornado Kaze:
Tornado

(Circum-Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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With two trumpets, drums and piano, Kaze's 2nd release with Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, and Muzzix members Christian Pruvost and Peter Orins, hits like the album title, but surprises with contrasts from torrential power to beautiful melodic interplay.

Kaze: Uminari Kaze:
Uminari

(Circum-Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Natsuki Tamura & Christian Pruvost on trumpets, Satoko Fuji on piano and Peter Orins on drums for a quartet where all members are active compositional contributors, creating a powerful ensemble sound with strong soloing using modern creative techniques; excellent!

Tamura, Natsuki / Fujii, Satoko: Chun Tamura, Natsuki / Fujii, Satoko:
Chun

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Intricately melodic and wonderfully ecstatic duos from trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii improvising on 9 Fujii compositions.

Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii: Clouds Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii:
Clouds

(Libra -- Japan )

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With each track named after a type of cloud, Satoko Fujii and partner Natsuki Tamura's delicate and engaging impressionistic colors and rumblings.

Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii: MUKU Tamura, Natsuki / Satoko Fujii:
MUKU

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $16.10    

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Trumpeter Tamura and pianist Fujii return to the duo they've been recording for more than 15 years to explore a more quiet and lyrical side of their collaboration by reimagining compositions originally written for Tamura's Gato Libre quartet.

Tamura, Natsuki Quartet: Exit Tamura, Natsuki Quartet:
Exit

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $18.95    

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Tamura, Natsuki Quartet: Hada Hada Tamura, Natsuki Quartet:
Hada Hada

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Thunderous and intense free improvisation from Natsuki Tamurao's Quartet with Satoko Fujii playing sythesizer. 2003 release, first time in stock at Squidco.

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat <i>[Used Item]</i> Tamura, Natsuki:
Dragon Nat [Used Item]

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $9.95    

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Using Gato Libre's music as the direction for his first solo album since 2004, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura releases an album of powerful and personal playing with a surreal flow of ideas, impish humor, and restrained joy.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

Price: $14.95    

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo  : Fluxsweet <i>[Used Item]</i> Knowles, Alison / Shimada, Taketo :
Fluxsweet [Used Item]

(Rossbin -- Italy )

Price: $10.95    

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Hush Arbors: Yankee Reality Hush Arbors:
Yankee Reality

(Ecstatic Peace -- USA )

Price: $7.50    

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Keith Wood's Hush Arbors with bassist Jason Ajemian, guitarist Leon Dufficy, and drummer Ryan Sawyer, in their 2nd Ecstatic Peace album of driving avant-folk songs and instrumental sections.

Feel No Other: Feel No Other <i>[Used Item]</i> Feel No Other:
Feel No Other [Used Item]

(Silber -- USA )

Price: $5.95    

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Electric Bird Noise artist Brian Lea McKenzie extends his concepts in a new duo with vocalist Claudia Gregory (Exhaust the Fox, Claudia Versus the Queen of Hearts), with a new band name and a compelling set of epic electro-rock songs.

Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap: Heads Or Tails [2 CDs] Drake, Hamid / Sylvain Kassap:
Heads Or Tails [2 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $23.95    

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A masterful fountain of melodic ideas, intriguing rhythms, and exceptional technical skill from the duo of Hamid Drake on drums and frame drum, and Sylvain Kassap on clarinets and chalumeau, recording live at the France Musique at Studio Theatre dÕAlfortville and in the studio.

Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver): An Air of Unreality [VINYL] Judson Trio (Joelle Leandre / Mat Maneri / Gerald Cleaver):
An Air of Unreality [VINYL]

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $19.95    

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A live performance at Judson Church in Manhattan as part of the 20th Vision Festival from the NY/France free improvising trio of Joelle Leandre on double bass, Mat Maneri on viola, and Gerald Cleaver on drums and percussion, two tracks of steadily building, incredibly compatible dialog.

Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins): June Trouble Kaze (Fujii / Agnel / Tamura / Pruvost / Lasserre / Orins):
June

(Helix Circum-Disc -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Drummer Peter Orins expands the Kaze quartet of trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost and pianist Satoko Fujii, with a second drummmer--Didier Lasserre--and a second pianist--Sophie Agnel--for a live recording of a 5-part suite of magnificently epic collective improv.

Fujii, Satoko : Invisible Hand [2 CDs] Fujii, Satoko :
Invisible Hand [2 CDs]

(Cortez Sound -- Japan )

Price: $16.95    

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After bringing her band Kaze to the Cortez club in Mito, Japan, the owner asked pianist Satoko Fujii back to perform a solo show, captured here across two CDs showing her extensive technical skills and passionate approach to playing, in a mix of new work and new takes on previously recorded compositions.

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE: Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko) Fujii, Satoko Orchestra Tokyo + KAZE:
Peace (Tribute To Kelly Churko)

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Pianist Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Tokyo + the band Kaze, bringing guests trumpeter Cristian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins alongside trumpeter Natsuki Tamura into a spectacular big band of great power but also subtle meditation, in four works that include a tribute to the late guitarist and Fujii collaborator Kelly Churko.

Felizardo, Filipe: Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog <i>[Used Item]</i> Felizardo, Filipe:
Guitar Soli for the Moa and the Frog [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $6.95    

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The third solo venture for Lisbon-based guitarist and visual artist Filipe Felizardo, performing without effects and loops over a lush and spare framework, for a "ghost blues meditation" in 8 movements of focused, beautifully paced and sonically oriented playing.

Glerum Omnibus: Omnibus Two <i>[Used Item]</i> Glerum Omnibus:
Omnibus Two [Used Item]

(Favorite -- The Netherlands )

Price: $8.95    

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

Review Copy, not new but in mint condition. May have a strike, the word "Promo" or a drill hole. Inquire on condition if you are concern...

Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins: Almost a Song <i>[Used Item]</i> Sa, Joana & Luis Jose Martins:
Almost a Song [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

Price: $9.95    

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A beautiful collaboration between Luis Jose Martins on classical guitar, percussion & electronics, and Joan Sa on piano, toy piano, celestra, idiophones & electronics, gentle music that's nearly a song, but actually sophisticated, textured, and lovely contemporary improvisation.

Tamura, Natsuki & Fujii, Satokoz: How Many ? Tamura, Natsuki & Fujii, Satokoz:
How Many ?

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $14.95    

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Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: ETO <i>[Used Item]</i> Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York:
ETO [Used Item]

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $9.95    

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York in a work based on the Chinese zodiac, referred to as "Eto", in a celebration of husband and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's 60th birthday, and of the 12 animals of the zodiac.

Holdsworth, Allan: None Too Soon <i>[Used Item]</i> Holdsworth, Allan:
None Too Soon [Used Item]

(MoonJune Records -- USA )

Price: $9.95    

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

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Oberg, Uwe: Twice, At Least <i>[Used Item]</i> Oberg, Uwe:
Twice, At Least [Used Item]

(Leo -- Great Britain )

Price: $4.95    

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Live recordings from 2012 & 2015 by German pianist Uwe Oberg performing a mix of original compositions and work by Monk, Bley, Lacy, & A. Peacock, balancing melodic and exploratory playing with passionate conviction backed by masterly skills and impeccable pacing.

Fujii, Satoko: Indication Fujii, Satoko:
Indication

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Pianist Satoko Fujii in eight solo compositions and a traditional Japanese folk song, recorded in New York City, 1996 and remastered in 2004.

Koh / Fujii / Reichman: Yamabuki Koh / Fujii / Reichman:
Yamabuki

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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The trio of Japanese art-folk singer Koh Yamabuki with pianist Satoko Fujii and accordionist Ted Recihment in emotional, inventive and delicately beautiful music.

Tamura, Natsuki: Dragon Nat Tamura, Natsuki:
Dragon Nat

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Using Gato Libre's music as the direction for his first solo album since 2004, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura releases an album of powerful and personal playing with a surreal flow of ideas, impish humor, and restrained joy.

Ochs, Larry / Sax and Drumming Core: Wild Red Yellow Ochs, Larry / Sax and Drumming Core:
Wild Red Yellow

(RogueArt -- France )

Price: $15.95    

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Rova leader Larry Ochs takes his Sax and Drumming Core to the next level with this charged album of mind-bending free improvisation with an hallucinatory edge, joined by Libra artists Satoko Fujii on piano & synth and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, with Scott Amendola on drums, William Winant and Matthias Bossi on a wild set of percussive instruments.

Smith, Wadada Leo / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori: Aspiration Smith, Wadada Leo / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori:
Aspiration

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Pianist/composer Satoko Fujii's "Aspiration" brings together four masterful improvisers and innovators--trumpeters Wadada Leo Smith and Natsuki Tamura, and Downtown NY laptop player Ikue Mori--for an album of exciting and exceptional free playing over compositions from Fujii, Tamura, and one collective composition, a brilliant pinnacle of creative music.

Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani): Live at Jazz Room Cortez Fujii, Satoko Quartet (w/ Natsuki Tamura / Keisuke Ohta / Takashi Itani):
Live at Jazz Room Cortez

(Cortez Sound -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Presenting a different line-up from the 2001 debut of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii's Quartet, remaining is trumpeter Natsuka Tamura, with Keisuke Ohta on violin and Takashi Itani on drums, performing evolving and rich collective improvisation with a strange edge, captured live at the Jazz Room Cortez in Mito, Japan in 2016 for two extended and bewitching sets.

Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura: Kisaragi Fujii, Satoko / Natsuki Tamura:
Kisaragi

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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On their 5th album together, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura push the limits on approach and technique with their instruments, creating otherworldly and captivating improvisations, both players deciding against using "normal instrumental sounds", instead using preparations and textural approaches to create truly unique music.

Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko): Neko Gato Libre (Fujii / Tamura / Kaneko):
Neko

(Libra -- Japan )

Price: $15.95    

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Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre in its 5th album brings a beautiful light-through-the-leaves melodic melancholy to their unhurried pace, now the trio of Tamura, Satoko Fujii on accordion, and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone, as the cats on the cover stop to find allure in the late day while bringing profound and introspective music to our ears.



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Fujii, Satoko New Trio: Spring Storm

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Tamura, Natsuki & Fujii, Satokoz: How Many ?