May 23, 2024

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CD review: Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura – Pentas 2020: Video, CD cover

Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura (The NatSat Duo) launch their project Pentas with this album, their 7th as a duo, with compositions from each musician and dedicated as a tribute to Eric and Chris Stern, elder inspirational fans who spoke with the duo after the NY premiere of this music, upon learning that Eric passed away that very night.

Pentas shows the power of this couple and their intensely telepathic rapport, each using extended approaches to their instruments and comfortable in unusual scales and structures. Confident, inventive, and imaginative music that covers a wide range of territory and concept, exceptional.


1. Not Together 4:26
2. Pentas 5:59
3. Wind Chili 4:31
4. Itsumo Itsumo 4:24
5. Stillness 8:25
6. Rising 8:43
7. Renovation 2:42
8. Circle 5:27

Satoko Fujii – piano
Natsuki Tamura – trumpet

Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura* - Pentas (2020, CD) | Discogs

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