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Satoko Fujii's ma-do with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, and drummer Akira Horikoshi in studio recordings from Krakow, Poland.

Fujii, Satoko ma-do
Desert Ship

Fujii, Satoko ma-do: Desert Ship (Not Two Records)
Label: Not Two Records    
Released in: Poland    

Satoko Fujii's ma-do with trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu, and drummer Akira Horikoshi recording in studio in Krakow, Poland.

"Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer Satoko Fujii as one of the most original voices in jazz today. She's "a virtuoso piano improviser, an original composer and a band-leader who gets the best collaborators to deliver," says John Fordham in The Guardian. In concert and on over 35 albums as a leader or co-leader, the Tokyo resident synthesizes jazz, contemporary classical, avant-rock and Japanese folk music into an innovative music instantly recognizable as hers alone. Since she burst onto the scene 11 years ago after earning her graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music, Fujii has led some of the most consistently creative ensembles in modern improvised music. Her trio with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Jim Black has released five CDs, all of which earned places in critics' year-end Top 10 lists. In 2001, she debuted an electrifying avant-rock quartet featuring Takeharu Hayakawa, Tatsuya Yoshida, and Natsuki Tamura, and their high-energy CDs were hailed by listeners worldwide. Fujii has also established herself as one of the world's leading composers for large jazz ensembles. Since 1997, she has released a steady stream of acclaimed releases for large ensemble, culminating in 2006 when she simultaneously released four big band albums: one from her New York ensemble, and one each by three different Japanese bands. In addition to playing accordion in her husband trumpeter Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre quartet, she also performs in a duo with Tamura, as an unaccompanied soloist, and in ad hoc groupings with musicians working in different genres. She tours regularly appearing at festivals and clubs in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe. Her ultimate goal: "I would love to make music that no one has heard before."-Not Two

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Product Information:

UPC: 5907589871326

Label: Not Two Records
Catalog ID: MW 826-2
Squidco Product Code: 12667

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded on July 9, 2009 by Rafal Drewniany in Dowr, Czeczow, Krakow, Poland. Mixed and mastered by Rafal Drewniany on November 17, 2009 in DTS Studio, Krakow.


Natsuki Tamura-trumpet

Satoko Fujii-piano

Norikatsu Koreyasu-bass

Akira Horikoshi-drums

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Track Listing:

1. February - Locomotive - February 8:56 2. Desert Ship 6:37

3. Nile River 5:12

4. Ripple Mark 6:20

5. Sunset In The Desert 6:11

6. Pluto 5:06

7. While You Were Sleeping 7:08

8. Capillaries 2:21

9. Vapour Trail 9:12