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Fujii, Satoko New Trio: Spring Storm (Libra)

A set of new trio compositions from pianist Satoko Fujii with bassist Todd Nicholson and drummer/percussionist Takashi Itani, a magnificent set of compositions for the transformative season.
 

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Satoko Fujii-piano

Todd Nicholson-bass

Takashi Itani-drums, percussion


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UPC: 4562169330344

Label: Libra
Catalog ID: 203-034
Squidco Product Code: 17687

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded on March 1st, 2013 by Kazuhiko Misumi at Pastral Sound, Tokyo.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"We had our first concert playing all new compositions in July 2012and the second one in October. We were supposed to have one more concert right before this recording but I had to cancel it because I got the flu. Thankfully I recovered quickly and could have this recording. All pieces are new born and not worn out at all. This is the real new born sound that I myself cannot even predict how this project will be."-Satoko Fujii


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)
2/26/2024

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"Takashi Itani started playing jazz drums after he first heard Max Roach on a Charlie Parker record. Inspired by the music of Cuba, Brazil and West Africa, Itani also plays conga, bongo, djambe, cajon, pandeiro, framedrum, and Darbuka. His drumming Using his unique creativity and wide range of performance skills, Itani conduct and records tirelessly with a number of bands in a variety of genres." (English Bio)

"Koji Iriya (Takashi Toyoshi) / percussionist, drummer
Listen to Max Roach at Charlie Parker 's album and start drumming.
After that, it comes to treat percussion by touching folk music.
Participate in various domestic and international live recordings, with unique feelings and broad expressive power not stuck to existing areas.
She is actively performing performances and productions with artists other than musicians, such as Butoh dancers, video writers, painters and poets.
The main activities in recent years,
Nakahara Nakaya Prize, Hagiwara Sakutaro Award Poet Michiko Triangular project, Yoshio Hayakawa, Masahide Sakuma and Hiroshi Mikami, joined the Endo Michirou Amami archipelago tour. Live in Hawaii, Slovenia, Berlin, Bielefeld, New York. Music director of Mr. director's movie, providing sound source for solo exhibition. Mr. Mr. Miyoshi Endo attended the film festival "JAPAN CUTS" in New York as a performer of "Director Miyoshi Endo, I have forgotten your face" Performance before screening.
Cool Jazz 's Heavy Ted Brown' s Japan Live Recording Participated as a member of Sextet Hirai Yoichi.
Participated in recording of Utada Hikaru "Hymne a l'amour - Anthem of Love" (produced by Kikuchi Norihiro).
Jazz drummer Masahiko Osaka participate in recording "Novie / Confetto" produced.
JiLL - Decoy association Join the recording of 'Giordeco 6 ~ Just a Hunch ~' 'World and I Love You' 'Giordeco 7 ~ voyage ~' Participated in recordings 1 to 4 of Kazue Gyarantiku 'Anthology'.
In the project with Satoko Fujii (pianist, composer) and Natsuki Tamura (trumpeter, composer), I will perform Europe tour, North America tour, South American tour, Kyushu tour. Appear in the Vision Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.
Self-tone generator "Seems like a dream" announced.
In his own solo performance, he is invited to France, Lille." (Japanese Bio translated by Google)

- Website (Translated by Google) (http://itanitakaside.gozaru.jp/ )
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Spring Storm 10:40

2. Convection 10:10

3. Fuki 8:59

4. Whirlwind 4:56

5. Maebure 14:01

6. Tremble 3:35

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