Style: Modern Jazz
Label: Jazz Cat Amnesty Records
Musicians: Yoko Miwa - Piano; Greg Loughman - Acoustic Bass; Scott Goulding - Drums.
|Jazz pianist Yoko Miwa|
Photo courtesy: eventful.com
|Drummer Scott Goulding|
The extensive catalog of styles, influences, moods, and tastes alive and at work in Miwa's piano world are full blown in another of her original compositions, the funky, groovy, bopish, (Mr. B. G.), written as a tribute to pianist Benny Green, and back-handed "homage to Green's former employer, bassist Ray Brown, as well as longtime Brown associate Oscar Peterson." It combines the deep, flowing, rhythmic, broad swing of Oscar Peterson, and a teasing passage reminiscent of the pungent lyricism of Errol Garner.
Miwa gives full reign to her transformational ideas, simultaneously displaying a preference for the structure in Steven Tyler's (Seasons of Wither) and Lou Reed's (Who Loves the Sun) as she searches for 'interesting material untapped by jazz artists." With these selections she increases the opportunity for the listener to get a deeper grasp of the coherence in her improvisational thinking, and a more profound appreciation of the classical influence that colors her work.
Recorded at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA
Recording Engineer: Christopher Karwin
Mixing Engineer at Wellspring Sound: Matt Hayes
Mastering Engineer at Northeastern Digital Recording: Toby Mountain