‘It is something of a cliché to say that an artist sheds fresh light on staple songs courtesy of an entirely original approach, but in this case it is simply the truth: the songs are made to stand out in all their stark beauty by being sung in Okiji’s unaffected, intimate voice against backdrops that range from African drumming to free jazz and space bleeps.”
( Chris Parker, review of Deep Songs)
Live clips of the band and an interview, courtesy of Dorian Ford.
‘It is unapologetically old time jazz and at the heart is Fumi’s rich, sonorous, contralto accompanied by a stellar band of musicians.’ (Simisola Balogun)
‘It is the voice of Fumi Okiji that really catches the attention. A dry, honest sound, with a hint of Ella, the vocalist’s interpretations of standards softly, yet authoritatively convey the desired message of each song with an easiness that invites the audience to relax.’ (Jazz Breakfast)
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