Fujii, Satoko & Myra Melford / Under The Water
Album: Under The Water   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fujii, Satoko & Myra Melford   Added:Jun 2009
Label:Libra Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-02 Pull Date: 2009-10-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 4 Sep 20 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 14, 2015: In Your Ear Radio
Be Melting Snow
4. Sep 04, 2009: Memory Select
Trace A River
2. Sep 29, 2009: Memory Select [new Tuesday time!]
5. Aug 29, 2009: Party at Grandma's
Trace A River
3. Sep 15, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah Get Convoked
Trace A River
6. Aug 22, 2009: Music Casserole

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-08-01
Two-piano free-jazzy excursions with some influence from classical music. Dynamic and compelling. It doesn't have the lyricism or prettiness of the recent Chick Corea/Hiromi two-piano disk, but that's not a bad thing.

1- (11:40) Ooo! Clacky prepared piano! A quiet patch, then sparsely dancing melody, colorful and bright. Turns into a flurry after about -3:30.
2- (12:22) Fast pouding, sternly jazzy. Second half gets serious, even classical: mostly quiet but builds to loud hammering later.
3- (11:22) Introspective, slow, with interesting touches -- e.g. shimmering sounds of fingers rubbing the piano strings. Last three minutes turn into a fast swirl, almost like a race.
4- (12:37) Fairly fast, jazzy rolling. A steady jog almost all the way through. Would be pretty easy to fade in/out for an excerpt. Last couple of minutes get quiet.
5- (6:23) Serious, stern. Hammering at the finish. Ends with applause.

Track Listing
1. Yadokari   3. The Migration Of Fish
2. Trace A River   4. Be Melting Snow
  5. Utsubo