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Alister Spence Trio With Ed Kuepper: Asteroid Ekosystem

Read "Asteroid Ekosystem" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Australian pianist/keyboardist Alister Spence—with his avant-garde credibility established via free-roaming work with his trio and collaborations with pianist/composer/bandleader Satoko Fujii—takes another let's-see-what-happens exploratory step in a collaboration with guitarist Ed Kuepper on the double CD outing, Asteroid Ekosystems, a sonic trek into the extraterrestrial area of space debris between Mars and Jupiter. Or not. ...

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Imagine Meeting You Here 1

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Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2019
Duration: 9:53

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Imagine Meeting You Here

Label: Alister Spence Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Imagine Meeting You Here 1 (Imagine); Imagine Meeting You Here 2 (Meeting); Imagine Meeting You Here 3 (You); Imagine Meeting You Here 4 (Here); Imagine Meeting You Here 5 (Postscript).

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Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii: Intelsat

Read "Intelsat" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Registrato dal vivo in Giappone, al jazzclub dal quale prende il nome, Intelsat è il nono dei dodici album usciti nel 2018 per festeggiare i sessant'anni di Satoko Fujii. La pianista è all'opera in duo con Alister Spence, pianista e tastierista elettrico con il quale collabora attivamente da oltre dieci anni e che qui è impegnato ...

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Alister Spence & Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here

Read "Imagine Meeting You Here" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Un bell'organico composto da musicisti in orbita-Satoko Fujii (a partire dal marito e compagno di mille battaglie musicali Natsuki Tamura) rilegge pagine orchestrali frutto della vis compositiva dell'australiano Alister Spence, con cui la pianista nipponica ha ripetutamente collaborato in tempi più o meno recenti (il loro primo incontro risale al 2007). L'impianto è—per ...

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Satoko Fujii's Orchestras

Read "Satoko Fujii's Orchestras" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Among pianist and composer Satoko Fujii's many and varied ensembles are the orchestras she leads in various cities. These two releases contrast Fujii's approach to orchestral music with the results of another composer writing for one of her orchestras. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo Kikoeru Libra 2018 Kikoeru ...

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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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Alister Spence and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here

Read "Imagine Meeting You Here" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The year 2018 saw two “sounds-you've-never-heard-before" collaborations between Australian composer/pianist/electronics master Alister Spence and Japanese pianist/bandleader Satoko Fujii, the duo recording Intelstat (Alister Spence Music), and Kira Kira (Libra Records) by the Fujii quartet Bright Force. These recordings were part of Fujii's “one CD release per month" celebration of her sixtieth birthday year. The ...

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Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe: Imagine Meeting You Here

Read "Imagine Meeting You Here" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


On the heels of a monthly release year, celebrating her sixtieth birthday, Satoko Fujii takes no break as she dives into a new year. Imagine Meeting You Here is a five-part suite for Fujii's improvising Orchestra Kobe. The compositions are by pianist Alister Spence, who acts as producer and conductor of the fifteen-member ensemble. The suite ...


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