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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 New York
Summer Suite

Fujii, Satoko Orchestra New York: Summer Suite (Libra)
Label: Libra    
Released in: Japan    


Satoko Fujii's 15-piece Orchestra New York with an all-star cast including some of the brightest and most active players in New York, performing with pianist Fujii and husband/trumpeter Natsuki Tamura on three extended Fujii compositions. An amazing ensemble capable of incredible feats in improvisation - highly recommended!



"Steven Bernstein (born October 8, 1961), is an American trumpeter, slide trumpeter, arranger/composer and bandleader from New York City, who lives outside of musical convention.

He is best known for his work as an arranger and a trumpet player in his bands Sexmob, the Millennial Territory Orchestra, The Lounge Lizards, Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9, and The Midnight Ramble Band, which have garnered him four DownBeat® Critics Poll Awards, three GRAMMY® Awards, one GRAMMY® Award nomination, and a London Times "Jazz Record of the Year" Award. He has worked on over 131 recordings and has played with a diverse group of jazz giants such as Rosewell Rudd, Sam Rivers, Don Bryon, David Murray, Dave Berger, Mocean Worker, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, and others including My Morning Jacket, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Digable Planets, Sting, Courtney Love, and Ryuichi Sakamoto."

-Steven Bernstein Website (http://www.stevenbernstein.net/bio/)
2/22/2017

"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)
2/22/2017





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Product Information:

UPC: B001UM544Y

Label: Libra
Catalog ID: 215-023
Squidco Product Code: 10735

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardstock Mini-LP
Recorded on September 28, 2007 and mixed on July 3, 2008 by Mike Marciano at Systems Two, New York.

Personnel:

Oscar Noriega-alto sax

Briggan Krauss-alto sax

Ellery Eskelin-tenor sax

Tony Malaby-tenor sax

Andy Laster-baritone sax

Natsuki Tamura-trumpet

Herb Robertson-trumpet

Steven Bernstein-trumpet

Dave Ballou-trumpet

Curtis Hasselbring-trombone

Joey Sellers-trombone

Joe Fiedler-trombone

Satoko Fujii-piano

Stomu Takeishi-bass

AaronAlexander-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Summer Suite 39:06

2. Sanrei 9:09

3. In The Town You Don't See On The Map 6:14