Satoko Fujii: Toward,
The liner notes for this 1998 recording describe Fujii’s work as comparable to that of Cecil Taylor, Keith Jarrett, Don Pullen and Paul Bley. She graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1987 and from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1996. Fujii splits her performing time between New York and Japan. While each of her albums rates a “top ten” endorsement, they are all different and contain new ideas. What makes Fujii’s music special is the way she wraps up contemporary, world, funk, New Orleans, modern, Latin and fringes into one jazz family. Highly recommended, Satoko Fujii’s latest release brings in the best of all worlds to form a highly-unified, winning team.
Track Listing: Toward,
Personnel: Satoko Fujii- piano; Mark Dresser- bass; Jim Black- drums.
Record Label: Enja Records