Source: New York Music Daily
There’s a link to stream all of the albums here except for the very newest one – which happens to be #1.
The best and most relevant album of 2017 was Fukushima, by the Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York. This haunting, epic five-part suite is not a narrative of the grim events of March 11, 2011, but rather the Tokyo-born pianist/bandleader’s reflection on personal terror and horror in the wake of the worst nuclear disaster in world history.
Fujii’s stock in trade is not political music. Her vast catalog – over eighty albums as a leader or co-leader since the ...