Two concerts recorded by ABC Classic FM, Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and her adventurous band Ma-Do, a quartet featuring her trumpeter partner Natsuki Tamura, double-bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu and drummer Akira Horikoshi. Ma-Do means window in Japanese, while ma refers to the silence between notes. Fujii says, "I wanted to name the band to show how the music opens to the outside (just like a window) and that silence has probably more meaning than notes."
And from Sydney, The Necks with keyboardist Chris Abrahams, drummer Tony Buck and double-bassist Lloyd Swanton, who over 25 years have evolved a model of spontaneous music creation which manages to transport audiences and simultaneously cause them to question the very nature of what music is - and in doing so have generated an international cult following.
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Satoko Fujii 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 went to the United States in 1985, graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1987, returning to the US in 1993, achieving a graduate diploma in Jazz Performance from the...
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