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Satoko Fujii ma-do

 

Natsuki Tamura – trumpet

Satoko Fujii – piano

Norikatsu Koreyasu – bass

Akira Horikoshi – drums

 

“For a small group, ma-do sounds utterly huge, and that’s a testament not only to Fujii’s writing and technical skill, but also to her cohorts – swirling and unruly at one moment, deft and wiry the next, punchy and rollicking another, their empathy is astounding.” ¾ Clifford Allen, Bagatellen

 

This band’s name, like it’s music, has many layers. Ma-do means “window” in Japanese. But “ma” also means “the silence between notes.” Fujii chose the name to show how the music opens to the outside (just like window) and that silence can have more meaning than notes. In an acoustic setting, the group’s absorbing improvisations explore subtle textures and tone colors, using silence and group interaction to build brilliant collages of sound, melody, and rhythm.

 

They have released two CDs, Heat Wave (2008) and Desert Ship (2010).

 

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