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Okazaki, Miles / Trickster
Album:Trickster Collection:Jazz
Artist:Okazaki, Miles Added:03/2017
Label:Pi Recordings 

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Add Date:2017-04-05 Pull Date:2017-06-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:4 Jun28 May21 May14 May30 Apr16 Apr9 Apr
Airplays:5212132

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 03, 2017:Music Casserole
The Calendar
4.Jun 01, 2017:Circular Meditations
Caduceus
2.Jun 02, 2017:Rebop
Box In A Box, Mischief
5.Jun 01, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
The Calendar
3.Jun 01, 2017:Moonlight Impressions
The Calendar
6.May 27, 2017:Old Fart at Play
Box In A Box

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-03-31 
Label: Pi Recordings
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: guitarist and composer with a unique style of playing creates an unstable realm of rhythm and melody full of darting and surprising structures. The quartet is fully up to the task and the playing is superb and innovative throughout.
If You Like: Thelonious Monk, Robert Fripp, Omar Sosa, Stanley Jordan, Andy Summers
Favorite tracks: (1) Kudzu (2) Mischief (3) Box In a Box (7) The Calendar (8) Caduceus
Track Review: 1/(5:21) guitar starts> uptempo funky> frenetic interplay between musicians> quick stop 2/ (3:24) bass starts> midtempo funky jam> piano plays counterpoint, takes off on uptempo solo> guitar/bass duet slows to a stop 3/(5:47) guitar starts> uptempo off-kilter jam> fade 4/(6:43) slow guitar/piano duet starts> midtempo jam> fade 5/(2:42) drums start> fast tempo jam> fade 6/(3:46) drum solo joined by bass starts> fast tempo jam> quick stop 7/(9:16) guitar starts slow, builds to midtempo jam with tropical feel> moves uptempo on guitar solo & slows to fade 8/(6:41) bass starts> uptempo romp with great interplay between musicians> quick stop 9/(1:07) short slow guitar solo

Track Listing
1.Kudzu 5.Black Bolt
2.Mischief 6.The West
3.Box In A Box 7.The Calendar
4.Eating Earth 8.Caduceus
 9.Borderland