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Fujii, Satoko
Sketches [Used Item]

Fujii, Satoko: Sketches <i>[Used Item]</i> (Polystar)
Label: Polystar    
Released in: Japan    

"At times drifting through the celestial ether, and as times roaring dramatically through the intense fires below, Satoko Fujii lets her ideas flow freely and spontaneously in real time. Improvising in its purist sense, she caresses her piano and coaxes the music out of it. By employing repetition with each turn of ideas, the artist provides acceptable foundations upon which to build. Hence, the session turns out quite accessible. Fujii's sketches tour the spectrum of natural wonders, from loud depths of darkness to soft cascades that flow like water. Plucked piano wires and tones that slide along the instrument's strings give Fujii the opportunity to create something different. She certainly knows her instrument from the inside out. She's at her best, however, when sitting back on the piano bench with both hands on the keyboard and letting her ideas flow. Much of her natural work comes from an appreciation for the blues. The concept is universal. Heartfelt emotion moves one toexpress naturally. Fujii lets that kind of spirit pervade, and it colors her performance with passion. Descriptions such as "Dazzling Sunlight" and "Frozen Fire" can easily be applied after the improvisatory exploration has finished its course. Each piece, however, contains much more than what these mere descriptive titles imply. Fujii moves gradually in different directions. She crests and ebbs. Nothing in her approach is sudden or unexpected. As her music flows, you can feel an intuitive agreement with all of her choices. This blind communication lets you absorb the music wholly with every listen. The pianist has given us a world of free-flowing ideas and has connected them naturally through her intuitive use of the universal language."-Jim Santella,

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Product Information:

Label: Polystar
Catalog ID: MTCJ-3013
Squidco Product Code: 6956

Format: CD
Condition: VG
Released: 2004
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Acoustic Recording, in New York City, New York, on August 25th, 2003.

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Satoko Fujii-piano

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Track Listing:

1. Seventh Moon 5:37

2. Frozen Fire 4:46

3. Watershed 4:13

4. Tree Rings 6:27

5. Tin Can Cat 2:19

6. Clay Pot 6:02

7. Your Deepening Shadow 6:12

8. Dazzling Sunlight 7:37

9. Looking Back 6:42

10. Looking Everywhere 4:13

11. Look Up 7:07

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