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Trouble Kaze: June

Read "June" reviewed by John Sharpe

In its original form, the French-Japanese collective Kaze was already a novel proposition, with the double trumpet spearhead of Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost allied to Satoko Fujii's piano and Peter Orins' drums. But on June, the novelty quotient ratchets up a notch further with the doubling of the piano and drum set. That the additional ...

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Trouble Kaze: June

Read "June" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Avant-garde pianist/composer Satoko Fujii augments her quartet, Kaze, with an additional piano and another drummer, to create Trouble Kaze, for the release of June.

In Fujii's eighty-plus CD discography, Kaze can be counted as one of her most adventurous modes of artistic expression. With trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost working an array of ...

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Trouble Kaze: June

Read "June" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Wherever pianist Satoko Fujii and her husband, the trumpeter Natsuki Tamura ply their trade, the unusual follows. Without fail, both--individually and together--have been the purveyors of a collective catalog that has never failed to astound. One of their many outlets has been the free-improvisational group Kaze with drummer Peter Orins and trumpeter Christian Pruvost. While Fujii ...

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Satoko Fujii with her various ensembles: Ichicgo Icihie, Yamiyo Ni Karasu and Kaze's Uminari

Read "Satoko Fujii with her various ensembles: Ichicgo Icihie, Yamiyo Ni Karasu and Kaze's Uminari" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Words like superb, outstanding or splendid are redundant when writing about pianist, accordionist and composer Satoko Fujii. With an average of five releases per year over the past decade, she is indeed one of the most prolific musicians. The abundance of her output though is never at the expense of its quality or originality. As the ...

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Kaze: Uminari

Read "Uminari" reviewed by John Sharpe

The prolific husband and wife team of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura has found yet another fertile vehicle in Kaze. French drummer Peter Orins and trumpeter Christian Pruvost combines with the Japanese pair In an unusual instrumentation. On their third offering Uminari the combo stretches the boundaries even more than on previous outings, and ...

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Kaze: Uminari

Read "Uminari" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Uminari is the third release, following Rafaele and Tornado, from the cooperative quartet Kaze, made up of pianist Satoko Fujii, the dual trumpets of Christian Pruvost and Natsuki Tamura and drummer Peter Orins. While the quartet's configuration is unusual, it is also different from Fujii's viewpoint in that she is not the leader, but rather one ...

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Circum Grand Orchestra: 12

Read "12" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

12, the fourth album of the French, Lille-based Circum Grand Orchestra and flagship of the Muzzix musicians collective, marks a significant change in the Orchestra's history. After being led for a decade by guitarist Olivier Benoit, now new artistic director of the prestigious Orchestre National Jazz, they are guided by bassist Christophe Hache, who wrote each ...

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Stefan Orins Trio: Liv

Read "Liv" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The French, Lille-based trio of pianist Stefan Orins, together with double bassist Christophe Hache and (brother) drummer Peter Orins, are members of the Japanese-French quartet Kaze--which is part of the Muzzix musicians collective--a working unit since 1996. The trio released three albums--Natt Resa (Circum-disc, 2004), Bonheur Temporaire (Circum-disc, 2006) and Stöt (Circum-disc, 2010) and toured throughout ...

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Maciej Garbowski - Ivann Cruz Quartet: Rashomon Effect

Read "Rashomon Effect" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This pan-European quartet was formed after French guitarist Ivann Cruz and Polish double bassist Maciej Garbowski, a frequent collaborator of saxophonist Maciej Obara and Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal, met in 2010 in the JazzPlaysEurope project. The two decided to continue working together. They surrounded themselves with Cruz partners in the Lille- based musicians Muzzix collective, drummer ...

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Peter Orins: Empty Orchestras

Read "Empty Orchestras" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The debut solo album of French, Lille-based drummer Peter Orins establishes new and bold relationships between the human musician and the musical-electronic machinery. Orins, known for his remarkable role and original compositions for the Japanese-French quartet KAZE as well as for his involvement in local outfits as Flu(o), TOC and the Circum Grand Orchestra, designed an ...