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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace

Read "Peace" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The profusion of settings in which multi-instrumentalist/composer Satoko Fujii works is something of a phenomenon. The extent to which she brings something unique to each of those situations is even more astounding. In her husband Natsuki Tamura's Gato Libre quartet, Fujii typically plays the accordion to interpret the trumpeter's more lyrical and folkloric compositions. The pair ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace

Read "Peace" reviewed by Budd Kopman

If pianist Satoko Fujii is known for anything, it is for the enormous amount of energy that she brings to her work, plus the pace she maintains with groups scattered all over the world. Her latest offering, Peace, with her Tokyo Orchestra was recorded in 2014, as was Ichigo Ichie (her Berlin Orchestra), Uminari ...

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace

Read "Peace" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The rumor rolled out in mid-2016 that Japanese pianist/composer/bandleader Satoko Fujii had another orchestral album on the way. Peace was the title. “Peace" isn't a word that normally comes to mind when considering Fujii's music. “Bedlam," maybe, but not “peace." In preparation for the oncoming Peace, three previous Fujii orchestral CDs on Libra Records ...

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Dayna Stephens: Peace

Read "Peace" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

C'è un gruppo stellare accanto al sassofonista Dayna Stephens per il suo quinto disco da leader e il risultato non poteva che essere pregevole per equilibrio, lirismo e adesione ai valori fondanti del jazz moderno. Il percorso musicale è quello di un concept album caratterizzato da una precisa linea espressiva: undici ballad di autori vari (c'è ...

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Luigi Bonafede: Peace

Read "Peace" reviewed by Martin Gladu

On a sunbathed, at low tide beach above a vast blue sky, fixed in motion, a kid kicks a soccer ball as others await, still in the background. The scene, which graces the cover of Luigi Bonafede's Peace, translates to perfection the duality between movement and stillness in the pianist's music.Here, pensive, rubato ballads ...


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