Encouraged by West Coast improvising saxophonist Larry Ochs, violinist Carla Kihlstedt and pianist Satoko Fujii teamed up for concert performances in San Francisco, CA, and Weis, Austria, excerpts of which are contained in this recording.
Encouraged by West Coast improvising saxophonist Larry Ochs, violinist Carla Kihlstedt and pianist Satoko Fujii teamed up for concert performances in San Francisco, CA, and Weis, Austria, excerpts of which are contained in this recording. Their spirit and verve for pure improvisation are captured well on these dates, which hopefully will not be their only collaboration documented.
Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971) is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and t, originally from Lancaster . Other musical projects include 2 Foot Yard, Charming Hostess and Minamo (Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii).
Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971) is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and t, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Co. .She is a founding member of Tin Hat Trio (1997, renamed Tin Hat), Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots, Causing a Tiger and Rabbit Rabbit.
Both are classically trained musicians, who moved to jazz and avant-garde while completing their studies. Kihlstedt furthermore has co-founded several bands, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (rock), Tin Hat Trio (folk-jazz), Charming Hostess (world), Two Foot Yard (avant-folk). This album captures two live performances of free improvization in San Francisco in 2002 and Wels, Austria, in 2005.
Carla Kilhstedt and Satoko Fujii. Remembering Backwards, 05:42.
Fujii and Kihlstedt listen very closely to each other and respond to each other's gestures, shifting from lead . Part of the joy of listening to Minamo are the many different sounds and textures created both individually and together.
Fujii and Kihlstedt listen very closely to each other and respond to each other's gestures, shifting from lead to accompaniment effortlessly. Development happens organically and with such an extremely natural feeling that at times the music sounds composed. While the music can get quite dense at times, there are many other instances of beauty. Excitement is never far away as the smallest seed is seized upon and then expanded-this is what makes the record wonderful.
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Minamo (with Satoko Fujii) is a jazz related improv/composition music album recording by CARLA KIHLSTEDT released in 2007 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. 1 Remembering Backwards 5:42 2 One Hundred And Sixty Billion Spray 16:18 3 Lychnis 2:14 4 Remainder Of One, Reminder Of Two 26:40. Piano – Satoko Fujii Violin – Carla Kihlstedt.
Taken on July 15, 2007.
sonsharrock 11y. I totally dig their album together, Minamo! sonicbeet. Taken on July 15, 2007.
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* Carla Kihlstedt: violin
* Satoko Fujii: piano
Recorded live in San Francisco on October, 2002 (tracks 1-3)
recorded live by Franz Prummer and Oliver Ollmann at
the Wels Music Unlimited Festival on Novermber 2005 (track 4).
By Mark Keresman
The music could be classified, if one must, as "free" -- but it's far from a
self-indulgent free-for-all. These musicians listen to each other, really
listen and respond judiciously without ever sounding tentative. At times the
tone of this set isn't too different from 20th century classical music (i.e.,
Charles Ives, Stefan Wolpe) -- sublimely graceful, cerebrally intense yet with
plenty of heart. At times too this set makes fine use of pauses and "silence"
without being excessive or precious about it. There's not much in the way of
"swing" but their playing is informed by jazz improvisation -- also by folk
music (note the sly but heartfelt Gypsy/Rom nods emanating from CK on
"Remainder of One"), European classical (their rhapsodic tangents) and likely
whatever these two have heard/experienced. Ms. Fujii's touch is very different
from some of her other CDs -- there isn’t much in the way of volatile
Pullen/Tyner/Taylor-type displays (sorry), but there is the simple beauty of
Keith Jarrett and Erik Satie and the rhythmic impetus she brings to the
table. Meandering (often a pitfall of live improv) is at a minimum -- these
cats are inspired. While it's not exactly "easy" listening, there's nothing
overbearing or foreboding about Minamo. If your range stretches from Beethoven,
Ives, and/or Wolpe to Jarrett, John Zorn, Mark Feldman, Muhal Richard Abrams,
and/or the NY String Trio, this is a platter to search and enjoy.
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