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Fujii, Satoko & Myra Melford / Under The Water
Album:Under The Water Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fujii, Satoko & Myra Melford Added:06/2009
Label:Libra Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-08-02 Pull Date:2009-10-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:4 Oct20 Sep6 Sep30 Aug23 Aug9 Aug

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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