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The Lonely Hours by Yoko Miwa

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Album Title: Songs Of Joy
Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2021

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About the Album

"The Lonely Hours" is a ballad from piano virtuoso Yoko Miwa’s Songs of Joy. The album features Miwa’s longstanding trio with bassist Will Slater and drummer Scott Goulding, along with a guest appearance by bassist Brad Barrett, another regular collaborator. Like most musicians during this unprecedented pandemic, Miwa suddenly found herself without the opportunity to perform. The recording of her new album was postponed and her trio’s longtime home base, Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro in Boston, closed its doors for good. Worst of all, her father passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. So Miwa would certainly have been forgiven if her delayed return to the studio had resulted in an uncharacteristically somber set of music. Instead she emerged with Songs of Joy, a welcome dose of optimism and uplift that shines like a ray of hope through the dark clouds overhead.

Song Listing

Freedom; Largo Desolato; Song Of Joy; Small Talk; The Lonely Hours; No Problem; The Rainbirds; Think Of One; Inside A Dream; Tony's Blues; Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You.

Personnel

Additional Personnel

Brad Barratt: acoustic bass (11).

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Date featured

March 3, 2021

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