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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

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

"My husband, Natsuki Tamura will turn sixty years old this year. In Japan we have a special celebration for sixty year olds, called "Kanreki." We use the Chinese zodiac in Japan which is called "Eto," so 12 years is one cycle. 60 is a special number because it is 12 x 5 and 10 x 6. The duodecimal system and decimal system meet at 60.

I wanted to write some music for this, and read a bit about the Chinese zodiac. Each of the 12 animals in the zodiac has its own character and each character inspired me a lot, so I wrote a short piece for each of them to make one long suite. Each piece has featured solo player."-Satoko Fujii, Libra

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Product Information:

UPC: 4562169330290

Label: Libra
Catalog ID: 215-029
Squidco Product Code: 14676

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded on October 27th, 2010 at Systems Two, NYC.


Oscar Noriega-alto saxophone

Briggan Krauss-alto saxophone

Ellery Eskelin-tenor saxophone

Chris Speef-tenor saxophone

Andy Laster-baritone saxophone

Herb Robertson-trumpet

Dave Ballou-trumpet

Frank London-trumpet

Natsuki Tamura-trumpet

Joey Sellers-trombone

Curtis Hasselbring-trombone

Joe Fiedler-trombone

Satoko Fujii-piano

Stomu Takeishi-bass

Aaron Alexander-drums

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Track Listing:

1. The North Wind and The Sun 9:12

2. Overture 2:26

3. Rat 1:29

4. Ox 2:43

5. Tiger 1:39

6. Hare 2:28

7. Dragon 1:50

8. Snake 2:05

9. Horse 1:20

10. Ram 2:13

11. Monkey 1:17

12. Rooset 1:47

13. Dog 1:59

14. Boar 2:10

15. Epilouge 1:58

16. Pressure Cooker 5:59

17. Stroll 7:19