Miwa, Yoko

Ubuntu, 2021CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist, composer and producer Yoko Mira assembles a trio with Will Slater (b) and Scott Goulding (d) for Songs of Joy. We liked the festive beat on “Largo Desolato”, the warmth of the title track and the swinging spirit on “No Problem” & “The Rainbirds”. The interaction between the trio is seamless making for a very good recording, a mix of originals and classics. It’s happy music that Yoko assembled to ease the pain of the pandemic. It certainly helps.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz