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Sandstorm

Label: Circum-Disc
Released: 2020
Track listing: Rivodoza; Poco A Poco; Kappa; Under The Feet; Noir Poplar; Suna Arashi; Noir Soir.

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Article: Album Review

Kaze: Sandstorm

Read "Sandstorm" reviewed by John Sharpe


French-Japanese cooperative Kaze continues to thrive on Sandstorm, its fifth release. This time out, the enduring line-up of pianist Satoko Fujii, trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost, and drummer Peter Orins, is supplemented by New York-based electronic artist Ikue Mori, on a program of seven cuts from a NYC studio session in February 2020.

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June

Label: Circum-Disc
Released: 2017
Track listing: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V.

Album

June

Label: Circum-Disc
Released: 2017
Track listing: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V.

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Article: Album Review

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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Label: Circum-Disc
Released: 2017
Duration: 5:27

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Article: Album Review

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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Article: Album Review

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 ...

Album

Uminari

Label: Circum-Disc
Released: 2015
Track listing: Tioky Astimo; Vents Contraires; Running Around; Inspiration; Uminari.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

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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