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Minamo: Kuroi Kawa - Black River

Read "Kuroi Kawa - Black River" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The astonishing double CD Kuroi Kawa--Black River finds pianist Satoko Fujii and violinist Carla Kihlstedt getting together for a second time, after Minamo (Henceforth, 2007). The earlier recording is comprised of two fortuitous live performances that were stunning in how completely at ease these two performers were with each other.

Exhilarated by their ...

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Minamo: Kuroi Kawa - Black River

Read "Kuroi Kawa - Black River" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Minamo, the fiercely creative duo comprising violinist Carla Kihlstedt and pianist Satoko Fujii, has done it again. This time, the duo comes together on Kuroi Kawa - Black River, a magnificent two-CD presentation: the first, a studio set of eighteen short improvised studies of sublime ingenuity; the second, a live performance recorded at the 2008 Vancouver ...

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Satoko Fujii - Carla Kihlstedt: Minamo

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Coniugano libera improvvisazione ed estetica classico-contemporanea gli incontri tra Satoko Fujii e la violinista Carla Kihlstedt, registrati a S.Francisco nell'ottobre 2002 e tre anni dopo al festival austriaco di Wels. Se la pianista è ormai nota al pubblico italiano, il nome della Kihlstedt resta circoscritto in specifiche nicchie d'ascolto, come i seguaci del Tin Hat Trio. Da anni ...

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Carla Kihlstedt / Satoko Fujii: Minamo

Read "Minamo" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For those listeners who enjoy free, truly spontaneous improvisation and the combination of violin and piano, Minamo with violinist Carla Kihlstedt and pianist Satoko Fujii cannot be recommended highly enough.

Featuring two live recordings from performances at Rova Saxophone Quartet's 25th Anniversary Festival in San Francisco in 2002 and the Music Unlimited Festival in Wels ...