by Peter Aaron
Tobira’s debut, Yamiyo Ni Karasu, was released last summer on the Libra label. “With Fujii tunes, there is often the mood of entering an unsettled weather system,” writes All About Jazz reviewer Dan McClenaghan about the disc. “With full force gales giving way to eye-of-the-storm tranquility, then a wafting breeze and gentle raindrops, then a huge rumble of thunder that shakes you down to your soul.”
Tobira will perform at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York, on November 21 at 8pm. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (518) 272-2390 or visit http://www.mediasanctuary.org/.