Satoko Fujii Piano Solo
photo by Toru Sasaki
SATOKO FUJII SOLO
gWhat Wadada Leo Smith is to the trumpet, Satoko Fujii is to the piano:
one of the most riveting improvisers to ever play the instrument....h –
Alan Young, New York Music Daily
gMost vivid is the totality of her musicianship. Fujii utilizes
the whole of the means at her disposalc. Her tempos ebb and flow as
naturally as drawing a breathc Itfs particularly encouraging to hear a
pianist of her generation who is possessed of such a mature concept of
space.h – Chris Kelsey, Cadence.
With her crystalline piano sound, special sense of the space, and
strong concept of structure Satoko Fujiifs solo performances and
distinctive and unforgettable. Playing solo seems to both
liberate and refine her musical storytelling abilities. Fujii
celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Libra Records label in 2017 with
twelve solo concerts. Alone at the keyboard, she has held
at clubs throughout Europe, Australia and the US as well as at
festivals including the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Toronto
International Jazz Festival, the Yokohama Promenade Jazz Festival, the
Melbourne Womenfs Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Cerkno Jazz
Festival and many others worldwide.
She has released five solo CDs: Indication (1997), Sketches (2004), Gen Himmel (2013), Invisible Hand (2016) and Solo (2018).