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The Jazz Session #66: Miles Okazaki

SOURCE: Published: 2009-07-13
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Guitarist and composer Miles Okazaki talks about his album Generations (Sunnyside, 2009). The album finds Okazaki mining some of the same territory from his debut record, Mirrors, but this time with a focus on in-depth exploration and group improvisation. Featuring standout work from saxophonists Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
b.1976
saxophone
, David Binney
David Binney
David Binney
b.1961
saxophone
, and Christof Knoche; along with vocalist Jen Shyu, drummer Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss

drums
, and bassist Jon Flaugher. In this interview, Okazaki talks about the philosophy behind the album, and why the music also stands on its own.


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