July
13th 2009
The Jazz Session #66: Miles Okazaki

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Jason Crane interviews guitarist and composer Miles Okazaki 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 Zenón, 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.

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  1. The Jazz Session » Welcome Tanglewood Jazz Fest fans! on 06 Sep 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    […] You’ll also find many other interviews here with jazz musicians from several generations, including established masters such as Sonny Rollins, Chico Hamilton, Steve Kuhn and Eberhard Weber. There are also interviews with musicians who’ve been making a mark during the past decade or two, including Donny McCaslin, Arturo O’Farrill, and Terence Blanchard. And you’ll hear from the next generation of musicians — folks whose names you’ll be hearing for years to come, such as Jo Lawry, Christine Jensen and Miles Okazaki. […]

  2. The Jazz Session » The Jazz Session #376: Miles Okazaki on 28 May 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    […] NOTE: This is Okazaki’s second appearance on The Jazz Session. Listen to our first conversation from 2009. […]

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