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Satoko Fujii

Satoko Fujii
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Satoko Fujii (born October 9, 1958, Tokyo) is a Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and composer. Fujii started playing the piano at age 4, receiving classical training until she was 20, when she became interested in improvisation and jazz. She studied at Berklee in Boston in the mid-80s, and since then has performed and recorded around the world in a wide variety of settings, from solo piano to small ensembles to big bands based in both the US and Japan.
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http://satokofujii.com
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Releases on file (78)
Satoko Fujii / Ramón López — Confluence Satoko Fujii / Ramón López — Confluence
(Libra 202-057, 2019, CD)
Alister Spence and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe — Imagine Meeting You Here Alister Spence and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe — Imagine Meeting You Here
(Alister Spence Music ASM008, 2019, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Stone Satoko Fujii — Stone
(Libra 201-056, 2019, CD)
This Is It! — 1538 This Is It! — 1538
(Libra 203 049, 2018, CD)
Kaze — Atody Man Kaze — Atody Man
(Circum-Disc Circum-Libra 204, 2018, CD)
Kira Kira — Bright Force Kira Kira — Bright Force
(Libra 204-048, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii / Yuko Yamaoka — Diary 2005-2015: Yuko Yamaoka Plays the Music of Satoko Fujii Satoko Fujii / Yuko Yamaoka — Diary 2005-2015: Yuko Yamaoka Plays the Music of Satoko Fujii
(Libra 201-053/054, 2018, 2CD)
Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii — Intelsat Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii — Intelsat
(Alister Spence Music ASM007, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo — Kikoeru: Tribute to Masaya Kimura Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo — Kikoeru: Tribute to Masaya Kimura
(Libra 215-055, 2018, CD)
Mahobin — Live at Big Apple in Kobe Mahobin — Live at Big Apple in Kobe
(Libra 204-050, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda — Mizu Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda — Mizu
(Long Song LSRCD 145, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin — Ninety-Nine Years Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin — Ninety-Nine Years
(Libra 211-047, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Solo Satoko Fujii — Solo
(Libra 201-046, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda / Gianni Mimmo — Triad Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda / Gianni Mimmo — Triad
(Long Song LSRCD142, 2018, CD)
Amu — Weave Amu — Weave
(Libra 204-051/052, 2018, CD + DVD)
Wadada Leo Smith / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori — Aspiration Wadada Leo Smith / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori — Aspiration
(Libra 204-043, 2017, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Fukushima Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Fukushima
(Libra 214-044, 2017, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Invisible Hand Satoko Fujii — Invisible Hand
(Cortez Sound CSJ0001/0002, 2017, 2CD)
Trouble Kaze — June Trouble Kaze — June
(Circum-Disc Helix LX009, 2017, CD)
Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura — Kisaragi Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura — Kisaragi
(Libra 102-042, 2017, CD)
Satoko Fujii Quartet — Live at Jazz Room Cortez Satoko Fujii Quartet — Live at Jazz Room Cortez
(Cortez Sound CSJ0005, 2017, CD)
Gato Libre — Neko Gato Libre — Neko
(Libra 103-040, 2017, CD / LP)
Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda — Duet Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda — Duet
(Long Song SRDC 140/2016, 2016, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo — Peace (Tribute to Kelly Churko) Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo — Peace (Tribute to Kelly Churko)
(Libra 217-039, 2016, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin — Ichigo Ichie Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin — Ichigo Ichie
(Libra 212-037, 2015, CD)
Kaze — Uminari Kaze — Uminari
(Libra Circum-Libra 213, 2015, CD)
Gato Libre — DuDu Gato Libre — DuDu
(Libra 104-035, 2014, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Shiki Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Shiki
(Libra 215-036, 2014, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Gen Himmell Satoko Fujii — Gen Himmell
(Libra 201-033, 2013, CD)
Satoko Fujii New Trio — Spring Storm Satoko Fujii New Trio — Spring Storm
(Libra 203-034, 2013, CD)
Kaze — Tornado Kaze — Tornado
(Libra Circum-Libra 202, 2013, CD)
Gato Libre — Forever Gato Libre — Forever
(Libra 104-030, 2012, CD)
Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii — Muku Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii — Muku
(Libra 102-031, 2012, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Eto Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Eto
(Libra 215-029, 2011, CD)
Kaze — Rafale Kaze — Rafale
(Circum-Disc Libra 201, 2011, CD)
Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble — Watershed Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble — Watershed
(Libra 204-028, 2011, CD)
Gato Libre — Shiro Gato Libre — Shiro
(Libra 104-026, 2010, CD)
Raymond MacDonald / Satoko Fujii / Neil Davidson / Natsuki Tamura / Tom Bancroft — Cities Raymond MacDonald / Satoko Fujii / Neil Davidson / Natsuki Tamura / Tom Bancroft — Cities
(Nu-Jazz NJGLA0509-2, 2009, CD)
Minamo — Kuroi Kawa - Black River Minamo — Kuroi Kawa - Black River
(Tzadik Z7720-2, 2009, 2CD)
Satoko Fujii / Myra Melford — Under the Water Satoko Fujii / Myra Melford — Under the Water
(Libra 202-024, 2009, CD)
Gato Libre — Kuro Gato Libre — Kuro
(Libra 104-018, 2008, CD)
Satoko Fujii Quartet — Bacchus Satoko Fujii Quartet — Bacchus
(Muzak MZCO-1136, 2007, CD)
Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble — Funin Raijin Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble — Funin Raijin
(Victo cd 105, 2007, CD)
Carla Kihlstedt / Satoko Fujii — Minamo Carla Kihlstedt / Satoko Fujii — Minamo
(Henceforth 105, 2007, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe — Kobe Yee! Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe — Kobe Yee!
(Crab Apple 002, 2006, CD)
Gato Libre — Nomad Gato Libre — Nomad
(No Man's Land NML 0634, 2006, CD)
Satoko Fujii Quartet — Angelona Satoko Fujii Quartet — Angelona
(Libra 204-014, 2005, CD)
Natsuki Tamura / Elliott Sharp / Takayuki Kato / Satoko Fujii — In the Tank Natsuki Tamura / Elliott Sharp / Takayuki Kato / Satoko Fujii — In the Tank
(Libra 104-011, 2005, CD)
Satoko Fujii Four — Live in Japan 2004 Satoko Fujii Four — Live in Japan 2004
(Natsat MTCJ-3022, 2005, CD)
Gato Libre — Strange Village Gato Libre — Strange Village
(Muzak MZCO-1073, 2005, CD)
Rova:Orkestrova — An Alligator in Your Wallet Rova:Orkestrova — An Alligator in Your Wallet
(EWCD 0069, 2004, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra — Blueprint Satoko Fujii Orchestra — Blueprint
(Natsat MTCJ-3016, 2004, CD)
Tatsuya Yoshida / Satoko Fujii — Erans Tatsuya Yoshida / Satoko Fujii — Erans
(Tzadik TZ 7247, 2004, CD)
Natsuki Tamura Quartet — Exit Natsuki Tamura Quartet — Exit
(Libra 104-010, 2004, CD)
Satoko Fujii Trio — Illusion Suite Satoko Fujii Trio — Illusion Suite
(Libra 203-009, 2004, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Sketches Satoko Fujii — Sketches
(Natsat MTCJ-3013, 2004, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra East — Before the Dawn Satoko Fujii Orchestra East — Before the Dawn
(Natsat MTCJ-3010, 2003, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra — The Future of the Past Satoko Fujii Orchestra — The Future of the Past
(Enja ENJ-9457 2, 2003, CD)
Natsuki Tamura Quartet — Hada Hada Natsuki Tamura Quartet — Hada Hada
(Libra 104-008, 2003, CD)
Satoko Fujii Quartet — Zephyros Satoko Fujii Quartet — Zephyros
(Natsat MTJC 3011, 2003, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Bell the Cat! Satoko Fujii — Bell the Cat!
(Tokuma TKCB-72369, 2002, CD)
Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii — Clouds Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii — Clouds
(Libra 102-006, 2002, CD)
Satoko Fujii Quartet — Minerva Satoko Fujii Quartet — Minerva
(Libra 204-007, 2002, CD)
Satoko Fujii & Tatsuya Yoshida — Toh-Kichi Satoko Fujii & Tatsuya Yoshida — Toh-Kichi
(Victo CD 083, 2002, CD)
Satoko Fujii — April Shower Satoko Fujii — April Shower
(EWE EWCC 0006, 2001, CD)
Satoko Fujii Trio — Junction Satoko Fujii Trio — Junction
(EWE EWCD-0034, 2001, CD)
Satoko Fujii Quartet — Vulcan Satoko Fujii Quartet — Vulcan
(Libra 204-005, 2001, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra East / Satoko Fujii Orchestra West — Double Take Satoko Fujii Orchestra East / Satoko Fujii Orchestra West — Double Take
(EWE EWCD-0019/20, 2000, 2CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra — Jo Satoko Fujii Orchestra — Jo
(Buzz ZZ 76008, 2000, CD)
Satoko Fujii Trio — Toward, Satoko Fujii Trio — Toward, "To West"
(Enja ENJ-9382 2, 2000, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Kitsune-bi Satoko Fujii — Kitsune-bi
(Tzadik TZ 7220, 1999, CD)
Satoko Fujii Sextet — Past Life Satoko Fujii Sextet — Past Life
(Libra 206-004, 1999, CD)
Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii — How Many? Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii — How Many?
(Leo Lab CD 029, 1997, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Looking out of the Window Satoko Fujii — Looking out of the Window
(Ninety-One CRCJ-9139, 1997, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra — South Wind Satoko Fujii Orchestra — South Wind
(Leo Lab CD 037, 1997, CD)
Satoko Fujii — Indication Satoko Fujii — Indication
(Libra 202-003, 1996/2004, CD)
Satoko Fujii / Paul Bley — Something about Water Satoko Fujii / Paul Bley — Something about Water
(Libra 202-101, 1996/2004, CD)
Tobifudo — Tobifudo Tobifudo — Tobifudo
((Not on label) ICD-1140, 1992, CD)

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