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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Summer Suite

Read "Summer Suite" reviewed by Troy Collins

In addition to numerous small combos, industrious Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii leads four different Orchestras (Kobe, Nagoya, New York, and Tokyo). In honor of her fiftieth birthday, Fujii has released a total of seven albums in 2008. The latest installment includes Chun (Libra), an intimate duet with her husband, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, and two big band ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Summer Suite

Read "Summer Suite" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Continuing the stream of recordings in her 50th birthday year, pianist Satoko Fujii presents Summer Suite from the New York big band, as well as Sanrei (BKM, 2008) from the Nagoya band. These two are in a series of thirteen big band releases dating back to Jo (Buzz, 1999)--besides the forty-odd other recordings she has lead ...