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Mahobin (Satoko Fujii, Lotte Anker, Tamura Natsuki, Ikue Mori) – Live at Big Apple in Kobe (2018)

Mahobin (Satoko Fujii, Lotte Anker, Tamura Natsuki, Ikue Mori) – Live at Big Apple in Kobe (2018)

The word ‘Mahobin’ means ‘thermos bottle’ but also ‘magic bottle’ in Japanese, and the magic made for ‘Live at Big Apple in Kobe’ that retained its passion throughout meant that this fledgling group had lived up to both meanings of the name.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin – Ninety-Nine Years (2018)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin – Ninety-Nine Years (2018)

The Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin really comes onto its own with ‘Ninety-Nine Years.’

This Is It! (Satoko Fujii) – 1538 (2018)

This Is It! (Satoko Fujii) – 1538 (2018)

Satoko Fujii’s newest combo is This Is It! and their debut album ‘1538’ can’t get much closer to improvisational music perfection.

Kira Kira [Satoko Fujii] – Bright Force (2018)

Kira Kira [Satoko Fujii] – Bright Force (2018)

Satoko Fujii is issuing an album in every month of 2018, and if there’s one musician with enough ensembles, projects and ideas to pull it off, it’s her.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Fukushima (2017)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Fukushima (2017)

feature photo: Bryan Murray Now boasting a remarkable ten albums over twenty years, Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York today takes another step forward with Fukushima (Libra Records), the first new recordings from Satoko Fujii’s American large ensemble project since 2014’s Shiki. The best big band leaders know how to exploit a large ensemble akin to a single, giant instrument, withRead More

Satoko Fujii w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori – Aspiration (2017)

Satoko Fujii w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori – Aspiration (2017)

Four masterfully intuitive musicians who regularly aspire for greater heights with each venture reach the summit together on Satoko Fujii’s ‘Aspiration.’

Gato Libre – Neko (2017)

Gato Libre – Neko (2017)

Through death comes transformation. Gato Libre is a band whose body has changed, but its original heart perseveres.

Satoko Fujii Tobira – Yamiyo Ni Karasu (2015)

Satoko Fujii Tobira – Yamiyo Ni Karasu (2015)

With ‘Yamiyo Ni Karasu’, the transition from ma-do to Satoko Fujii’s exciting new quartet Tobira becomes complete.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Shiki (2014)

This doesn’t often sound like big band music, as Fujii draws from every impulse at her disposal.

Kaze – Tornado (2013)

Earlier this year Japanese avant-garde master Satoko Fujii unveiled a new ensemble with Spring Storm, the debut album for her Satoko Fujii New Trio.

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