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New Release! (in December 2020)
Creativity and Hope Go Up Against the Global Pandemic in a New CD by Composer-Instrumentalists Satoko Fujii and Ikue Mori
Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura joins them on several tracks on an album created over the internet
“Satoko is truly one of the few great originals on the piano today.”— Luigi Santosuosso, All About Jazz Italia
“Mori is a perfect match to any fearless, forward-thinking ensemble.”—Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts
Prickly Pear Cactus (NotTwo, release date: Dec. 4, 2020) is a triumph—a triumph of friendship and creativity over the isolation and devastation of the global coronavirus pandemic. Working half a world apart from their respective homes in New York and Kobe, composer-instrumentalists Ikue Mori on laptop, Satoko Fujii on piano, and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet swapped sound files over the internet to build a remarkably intimate and powerful album. Mixed and edited by Mori, the music has an unforced flow that’s a triumph over the circumstances under which it was made. This album speaks, as few albums of improvised music have, directly to its historic moment and its hopes and fears. “Once we started making music,” Fujii says, “we could feel our spirits lift, we had a more positive outlook than before we started creating. Music can definitely give you strength and hope!”
Thanks so much for your big support to make this project happen!!
All Libra records digital download is now available on bandcamp!
Instant Award Improvised Music 2020
I’m grateful to receive this award and honored to know that my work has been recognized. During these uncertain times it is especially welcome and gives me great encouragement.
Kaze had great show with Ikue Mori on January 30 in Lille, France.
Thanks so much!! Fujii orchestra NY new CD “Entity” is now available in whole world!