Satoko Fujii, Joe Fonda - Duet (2016)

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Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda
2016 - Long Song Records: LSRCD140

* Joe Fonda : bass, flute
* Satoko Fujii : piano
* Natsuki Tamura : trumpet (2)

Recorded by Peter Nenortas, Satronen Sound,
at Woodfords Congregational Church
in Portland, Maine, USA, on November 11, 2015.


By Bruce Lee Gallanter

This disc was recorded at Woodfords Church in Portland, Maine in November of
2015. The ever-ambitious pianist, Satoko Fujii, usually has some three discs a
year released on the Libra label, out of Japan. In the past year, Ms. Fujii has
had a couple of discs out on two Italian labels: Rudi Records and Long
Song. Ms. Fujii has several working bands, recording sin ooo, duos, trios,
quartet and several large ensembles. For this disc, Ms Fujii gets together with
contrabassist supreme Joe Fonda for the first time. The first piece is long
(37+ minutes) and it features the duo of Ms. Fujii and Mr. Fonda. The piece is
called, “Paul Bley”, named after the great pianist with whom Ms. Fujii studied
with in Boston and with whom she recorded a duo CD. The first thing I noticed
is how well this disc is recorded: superbly, warm, spacious and thoroughly
enchanting. The duo take their time and build from a subtle beginning, weaving
their goods around one another, eventually moving into more turbulent waters. A
long spirited and thoughtful dialogue between to strong players. For the second
piece, the duo is joined by Saktoko’s longtime musical partner Natsuki Tamura
on trumpet. Someone seems to be playing little bells at the beginning of the
piece. Ms. Fujii starts rubbing strings inside the piano while Natsuki adds
equally mysterious sounds, creating a marvelous transformative vibe, like
entering an elegant dreamworld. When it finally fades away, I wish it going on
and on.


By Eyal Hareuveni

By Karl Ackermann

By Budd Kopman

By Raul da Gama

By Ken Waxman

By Josef Woodard

Jan Granlie (no)

Eddy Determeyer (nl)

Da Enrico Bettinello


Satoko Fujii, Joe Fonda - Duet (2016)
  • 01 - Paul Bley.flac (166.8 MB)
  • 02 - JSN.flac (53.4 MB)
  • Long Song Records, LSRCD140.jpg (32.5 KB)
  • Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda (inside photo by Dave Wade).jpg (356.1 KB)
  • back.jpg (65.3 KB)
  • booklet_1.jpg (38.8 KB)
  • booklet_2.jpg (106.5 KB)
  • booklet_3.jpg (107.8 KB)
  • cover.jpg (136.1 KB)
  • info.txt (68.6 KB)

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