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Alister Spence: Imagine Meeting You Here

Read "Imagine Meeting You Here" reviewed by Doug Hall

Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence Music, 2019) is the release by Alister Spence, a recognized leader in Australia's new music directive and one of his country's most original and distinctive jazz pianists and composers of orchestral pieces. Certainly there is a reflection in the title of this release that is his biographical journey and meeting ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Kobe Yee!!

Read "Kobe Yee!!" reviewed by Jim Santella

Another in a fine series of big band albums that pianist Satoko Fujii has released, Kobe Yee!! features the ensemble that she works with when she's in town. Kobe, Japan, that is.

This fifteen-piece band interprets her music with a fierce attitude, as each selection comes laden with the force of collective power. On ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Kobe Yee!!

Read "Kobe Yee!!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

"I just write some music and lead them," says Satoko Fujii, of her Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe. This statement by the Japanese-born pianist/composer of unrestricted imagination refers to the fact that rehersals, gigs and recordings for this particular band are handled by Tetsumasa Kono. The prolific Fujii obviously has a plate piled high with musical projects. ...