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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.’

Satoko Fujii and Joe Fonda – Mizu (2018)

Satoko Fujii and Joe Fonda – Mizu (2018)

Satoko Fujii’s and Joe Fonda’s ‘Mizu’ shows the deepening musical communion between pianist and bassist, as this disc captures three of their co-composed pieces performed over two nights in Europe.

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.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental): Sexmob, Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental): Sexmob, Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook

Here’s the part of the annual Best of 2017 lists that’s the most fun to pull together.

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.

Trouble Kaze – June (2017)

Trouble Kaze – June (2017)

The sextet Trouble Kaze and their debut album ‘June’ is an inspired way to extend and expand on the ideas first put forward by the Japanese/French quartet Kaze.

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