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Fujii, Satoko: Indication (Libra)

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

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UPC: 4562169331020

Label: Libra
Catalog ID: 202-102
Squidco Product Code: 9310

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded at Systems Two Studios, NYC, by Joe Marciano, May 17, 1996 and September 12, 1996.


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Satoko Fujii-piano

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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)
5/15/2019

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track listing:


1. Itsuki No Komoriuta 6:01

2. Vague 4:32

3. 210 7:08

4. Tsuki No Sabaku 9:20

5. Haru Yo Koi 5:52

6. Indication 4:49

7. I Haven't Seen You Since Then 3:38

8. Autumn 2:45

9. Ballad 6:08
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii, who had previously recorded a duet album with fellow pianist Paul Bley, is heard playing nine adventurous, unaccompanied solos on this interesting set. Her improvising on six originals, two obscurities and a Japanese folk song is pretty free in spots, making expert use of space, drama and mood variation. With any luck, she should have a great future."-Scott Yanow, All Music

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Piano & Keyboards
Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura's Libra Label
Solo Artist Recordings


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