Miwa, Yoko

Yoko Music, 2019CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 25.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 81
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Yoko Mika is a Japanese pianist and composer leading a trio with bassist Will Slater and drummer Scott Goulding for her latest release“Keep Talkin’, the same team from the well regarded“Pathways“(76). They open with a cool groove on the title track setting the stage for a great set of freshly arranged classics and originals that places Yoko in the upper echelon of today’s jazz pianists. We enjoyed ‘In Walked Bud‘, ‘Secret Rendezvous‘, and ‘Sunset Lane‘ with a fine solo by Miwa.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz