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
, David Binney
, and Christof Knoche
; along with vocalist Jen Shyu, drummer Dan Weiss
, and bassist Jon Flaugher. In this interview, Okazaki talks about the philosophy behind the album, and why the music also stands on its own.