These are videos that I like: Tomoko Omura – “Impressions”


Tomoko Omura - "Roots"Today’s featured video is from violinist Tomoko Omura, who works in some loops to perform a take on John Coltrane’s “Impressions.”  This is about as cool a video as any I’ve ever featured on the site.  I mean, it starts out just gorgeous, and then she slips in the original’s melody and the whole thing just seems to coalesce into a single vision.  So cool.

Worth noting that Omura’s last recording, Roots, received the #6 slot on this site’s Best of 2015 list.  Read more about that album here (LINK).

Now, about that video…

Your video personnel:  Tomoko Omura (5 string-violin by Barry Dudley, Ditto loop pedal, Zoom A3 DI, DPA mic, Schertler pickup and Lunchbox acoustic amp).