May 17 > Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
May 19 > Array Space, Toronto
May 21 > National Music Center, Calgary
May 23 > The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton
May 24 > Soup & Sound, New York (Etats-Unis)
May 25 > Lily Pad, Boston (Etats-Unis)
May 27 > An Die Musik Live, Baltimore (Etats-Unis)
May 29 > Portland (Etats-Unis)
May 30 > Mercury Lounge, Ottawa (Canada)
Two internationally-renowned Japanese musicians
+ two extraordinary French musicians
= electrifying new music for the world.
Formed only seven months before their remarkable debut recording Rafale, Kaze brings together trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii, two of Japan’s foremost improviser-composers, with trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins from the French improvisers collective, Muzzix.
The members of this international quartet share an insatiable appetite for sonic experimentation, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and the disciplined intelligence of accomplished spontaneous composers. Melodic, abstract, mysterious, beautiful, and confrontational, Kaze plays free jazz at its most creative and powerful.
Satoko Fujii : piano
Natsuki Tamura : trumpet
Christian Pruvost : trumpet
Peter Orins : drums
Their debut CD, recorded live in Krakow, Poland and released in July 2011, earned rave reviews :
“…twists and turns, noise followed by lyrical beauty; nuanced percussion followed by powerhouse drumming; and wild cacophonies that lead into introspective solo slots. Expect the unexpected.” – Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
“Five stars: An expansive set… captivating and in some instances, mind-bending pieces, sans any limiting factors.” – Glenn Astarita, Jazz Review
“An incredibly rich listening experience… stands on its own, redefines listening to music, redefines genres, redefines playing music.” – Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz Blog
“9 out of 10. Peter Orins and Pruvost create an explosive sound with the couple that’s also impressive in its movement… Can’t come more recommended.” – John Garratt, Pop Matters
“’Noise Chopin’ honors the bicentennial of the Polish composer’s birth with a work that progresses from raw trumpet noise to a rollicking composition driven by Orins’ trap kit.” — Mike Shanley, JazzTimes
“Fujii fans will enjoy listening to the navigation of mood and atmosphere (and also to how Pruvost’s clarion lines contrast splendidly with Tamura’s comparable raunch).” – Jason Bivins, Paris Transatlantic Magazine
“For musicians getting good collaborators means a lot. It is like a getting the best friends in life.” — Satoko Fujii
Photo : Nodoka Ishida
Satoko Fujii : http://www.satokofujii.com/eindex
Natsuki Tamura : http://natsukitamura.com/
You can find the albums of Kaze on Circum-disc website.
Retour sur le concert de Kaze au festival Jazz à Luz le 14 juillet 2014
par Ludovic Florin, Jazz Magazine
Photo Jazz Magazine