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On Ko Ko Ko Ke, Tamura is working along a permeable border where the world of his imagination crosses over into the world in which he lives to create a deliciously ambiguous and mysterious place all its own.

"KOKOKOKE"

NATSUKI TAMURA/SOLO

 

MTCJ-3012


1.MEKINAKA  2.PENG

3.NETTARA MOTTARA

4.TAHI TAHI  5.SHAMISEN

6.KOGENA AGENA 7.KOKOKOKE

8.HONAMESA

9.PASURIJA

10.TAIKO  11.GUTA

12.EPURA  13.SYSTE

14.SAMIDARE



Featuring Ruins drumer Yoshida Tatsuya going head to head with versatile jazz pianist Satoko Fujii, Erans is a meeating of masters. Twelve intense compositions showcasing the passion ans virtuosity of these two Japanese visionaries. Absolutely breathtaking.

 

"ERANS"

YOSHIDA TATSUYA drums, voice on track 13

FUJII SATOKO piano, voice on track 13

 

TZADK TZ 7247 ork

1.FEIRSTTIX  

2.ERANS

3.TACO NO ME

4.WESTERLIES 5.SNYGUILP

6.IKA NO KUCHI

7.HIZUMI

8.AYENTANAMS

9.IWASHI NO UROKO  

10.TAKE RIGHT

11.SHIMESABA 12.AGOLAN

13.FEIRSTTIX



 "This the third amazing release from the ever incredible pianist, composer and multi-bandleader Satoko Fujii with her husband and ace trumpeter Natsuki Tamura... Satoko appears to have worked long and hard on the

material here, as each piece features layers on complex arrangements, as well as tight ensemble playing... Once more Satoko Fujii's outstanding quartet delivers!  "-- Downtown Music Gallery

 

"Zephyros"

SATOKO FUJII QUARTET

Natsuki Tamura (Tp)  Satoko Fujii (pf)

Takeharu Hyakawa (Bass) Tatsuya Yoshida (Drs/Voice)

NATSAT MTCJ- 3011

in Europe:

NOT TWO Records MW 752-2


1.The Future of the Past

2.As Usual

3.Flying to the South

4.First Tango

5.One Summer Day

6.Clear Sky

--- For Christopher

7.15 Minutes to Get to the Station



 "Before the Dawn sparkles with surreal imagination and innovative twists and turns which will delight... Satoko Fujii at her best."-- Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com

2003 Editor's Choice - Cadence Magazine

Top 10 CDs of 2003 - Stuart Broomer, Coda Magazine

Top 10 CDs of 2003 - Marc Chenard, Coda Magazine

Top 10 CDs of 2003 - Benjamin Franklin V, Coda Magazine

Top 10 CDs of 2003 - William Minor, Coda Magazine

 

"BEFORE THE DAWN"

SATOKO FUJII ORCHESTRA -- EAST

Sachi Hayasaka (A.Sax) Kunihiro Izumi (A.Sax) Hiroaki Katayama (T.Sax) Kenichi Matsumoto (T.Sax) Ryuichi Yoshida (B.Sax) Natsuki Tamura (Tp) Yoshihito Fukumoto (Tp) Takao Watanabe (Tp) Tsuneo Takeda (Tp) Hiroshi Fukumura (Tb) Haguregumo Nagamatsu (Tb) Tetsuya Higashi (Tb) Satoko Fujii (pf) Toshiki Nagata (Bass) Masahiro Uemura (Drs)

NATSAT MTCJ- 3010


1.Pakonya

2.Joh-Ha-Cue

3.Wakerasuke

4.Before the Dawn

5.Yattoko Mittoko



 "It is not too much to say that the thick and vivid orchestration for the title song is awe-inspiring." -- Ariake Tanabe, musee

 

"The Future of the Past"

SATOKO FUJII ORCHESTRA

Oscar Noriega (A.Sax) Briggan Krauss (A.Sax) Ellery Eskelin (T.Sax) Tony Malaby (T.Sax) Andy Laster (B.Sax) Natsuki Tamura (Tp) Herb Robertson (Tp) Steven Bernstein (Tp) Laurie Frink (Tp)

Curtis Hasselbronk (Tb) Joey Shellers (Tb) Joe Fiedler (Tb) Satoko Fujii (pf) Stomu Takeishi (Bass) Aaron Alexander (Drs)

ENJA ENJA-94572


1.PAKONYA

( by Satoko Fujii )

2.TATSU TAKE

( by Natsuki Tamura )

3.INCOMPLETED

( by Satoko Fujii )

4.THE FUTURE OF THE PAST/ STRAW DANCE

( by Satoko Fujii )



"If you wish to hear something completely over the top, this disc's for you. " --Mike Ryan, Boston Herald

 

"Hada Hada"

Natsuki Tamura Quartet

Natsuki Tamura (trumpet)  Takayuki Kato@(guitar)

Satoko Fujii (Synthesizer)  Takaaki Masuko (drums)

LIBRA 104-008


1.Hada Hada

2.Incident

3.Kagero

4.Mizore

5.Explorer

6.Sateto

7.Utage

8.Jyonk



Compartriots Satoko Fujii and Tatsuya Yoshida thrillingly demonstrated the virtues of Speed Metal Improv. --Christopher Cox, The Wire

 

"TOKICHI"

Satoko Fujii - piano, voice
Tatsuya Yoshida - drs. voice

 

VICTO CD 083

Recorded on 5/18/2002 << LIVE >>
Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville


1.LH Fast (Fujii)

2.Hanko (Tamura)
3.Ame no Hi (Fujii, Yoshida)

4.Omjhonz (Yoshida)
5.Hiru gohan (Fujii, Yoshida)

6.Kiretsu (Fujii)
7.Arabiondo (Fujii, Yoshida)

8.Boragh Boragh (Fujii, Yoshida)
9.Tllop mettceb (Yoshida)



It's loud, it's rocky, it's jazzy, it's speed metal perhaps. Yet even at its wildest the musical undercurrents are always calm, cool, precise and intelligent. -- Chris Albury, from the liner notes

 

"Minerva"  -Satoko Fujii Quartet-
Satoko Fujii - Piano, Natsuki Tamura - Tp
Takeharu Hayakawa - Bass, Tatsuya Yoshida - Drs.
voice

LIBRA RECORDS 204-007

Recorded on 4/24/02, by Mike Marciano at Systems Two Studios in New York


1.Tatsu Take (by Natsuki Tamura)

2.Warp (by Satoko Fujii)
3.Selvedge (by Fujii) 4.Weft (by Fujii)
5.Caught in a web (by Fujii)



"Satoko Fujii is one of the leading improvising pianists to emerge in Japan in recent decades... Bell the Cat! is the most compelling album by this trio to date."-- Andy Hamilton, Jazz Review

 

"BELL THE CAT ! "

Satoko Fujii - Piano, Mark Dresser - Bass, Jim Black - Drum

TOKUMA JAPAN TKCB-72369

Recorded on 9/24/01, by Mike Marciano at Systems Two Studios in New York


1.Silence

2.Get Along Well With...
3.Slowly and Slowly 4.Confluence
5.Foot Step

6.Bell The Cat !
7.Camploo




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