pianist, composer, big
Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura are a dynamic contemporary music piano
and trumpet duo who split their time between Tokyo and New York where
they regularly play and record with the downtown jazz crowd. Their first
UK tour won a four-star review from Guardian jazz critic John
Fordham and total conversion from audiences who came with no knowledge
or preconceptions and left with all the CDs they had.
Their second visit a year later included
an appearance at the London Jazz Festival (partially broadcast on BBC
Radio 3’s Jazz on 3). So far in 2002 the Satoko Fujii Quartet have
toured USA and the Satoko Fujii Trio has performed in New York and Japan.
The SF Quartet toured Europe in November 2002 when their second CD Minerva
was released by Voiceprint. The latest New York big band CD is due for
release by Enja in spring 2003. For more information please visit Satoko’s
Satoko Fujii, the diminutive,
cascade-haired young Japanese musician, looks set to mirror the many-sided
career of her famous jazz compatriot Toshiko Akiyoshi. Fujii is on the
way to making the same global impression Akiyoshi did from the 1950s
on – as a virtuoso piano improviser, an original composer and
a bandleader who gets the best collaborators to deliver—John
Fordham, The Guardian
Anyone complaining about the lack of 'something
different' hasn't heard the music of Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and
her husband Natsuki Tamura. Their sounds are a potent mix of passion
and calculated madness—Jazz Central Station
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