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Trickster

Label: Pi Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Kudzu; Mischief Maker; Box in a Box; Eating Earth; Black Bolt; The West; The Calendar; Caduceus; Borderland.

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Miles Okazaki: Trickster

Read "Trickster" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

There is nothing deceptive about guitarist Miles Okazaki's Trickster. It is simply an elegantly crafted work that engages with its narrative quality and its darkly hued, intriguing texture. On his fourth release as a leader the New York based Okazaki leads a quartet that consists of two of his bandmates from altoist Steve Coleman's Five Elements, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Miles Okazaki: Trickster

Read "Trickster" reviewed by Nicola Negri

Semplicità e immediatezza sono spesso gli elementi principali di un progetto ben riuscito. Altre volte, la complessità della ricerca teorica più rigorosa serve a illustrare una precisa visione musicale. I dischi che riescono a coniugare in maniera convincente questi aspetti sono rari, e Trickster è uno di questi. Il chitarrista Miles Okazaki, membro stabile ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Miles Okazaki: Trickster

Read "Trickster" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Miles Okazaki (Steve Coleman, Dan Weiss) is a meticulous artist and visionary partly due to his thorny and geometrically inclined theme-building practices. With ECM recording artist Craig Taborn sharing the frontline, the guitarist often makes complex storylines sound effortless by design, paralleled by the quartet's symmetrical pulses and deterministic gait. The band also gels to ...


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