Night Wave

Night Wave

Description: 
That moment on a sidewalk
Composers: 
Yuko Fujiyama
Performers: 
Jennifer Choi
Susie Ibarra
Graham Haynes
Yuko Fujiyama
Catalog Number: 
#995
Genre: 
Jazz
Collection: 
improvisation
Location: 

Bronx, NY

UPC: 
726708699529
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Mar 23, 2018
Liner Notes: 
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1 CD
Night WaveiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Woven Colors03:18$0.99
2.Up Tempo09:37$0.99
3.Romance01:49$0.99
4.Clash00:59$0.99
5.Premonition03:09$0.99
6.Indignation03:01$0.99
7.Fireworks01:17$0.99
8.Beyond the Sound06:41$0.99
9.Waltz of the Shadows01:11$0.99
10.Autumn Whispers02:53$0.99
11.Floating on a Breeze02:19$0.99
12.Leap01:59$0.99
13.Starlight01:14$0.99
14.Night Wave07:57$0.99
15.Tale of the Old Tree02:55$0.99

Night Wave

One Sheet: 

Born in Sapporo, Japan in 1954, Yuko Fujiyama started playing piano at the age of four. But it wasn’t until a summer morning in 1980 standing on a sidewalk in New York’s East Village that she found her calling; someone was playing a Cecil Taylor tape and she was transfixed by the piano sounds. That someone was Taylor’s drummer, Jerome Cooper, and that moment opened a door for her to the abstract beauty of music. She has been “looking for musical structures” ever since. “Recently, I’ve been trying to be free from a feeling of linear time. This album, Night Wave, is the result of my long search.”

Joining her in this quest are three esteemed fellow travelers in the art of improvisation: percussionist Susie Ibarra, violinist Jennifer Choi, and cornet/flugelhornist Graham Haynes: “It was a joy to play with these beautiful musicians. I appreciate Susie for her earthy but sensitive sound Jennifer for her beautiful melodies, and Graham for his simple and rich expressions.”

The album weaves a delicate series of colorful musical glimpses, from aggressive and ominous stories to melancholic flashes of freedom and silence. Listen at night, on a sidewalk, or wherever you might like sounds to arrest you.

Reviews: 

AVANT SCENA

"[Fujiyama masterfully fuses together the traditions of Western academic music, traditions and intonations of Japanese music, and avant-garde jazz." - [FULL ARTICLE