Jan 3 2019
Quite out of the blue and as casually as tossing a coin into a fountain, Miles Okazaki released a six-volume solo guitar interpretation of the Thelonious Monk songbook. It’s a hell of a statement, even if it wasn’t offered up that way. Okazaki has often displayed a whimsical demeanor to his wonkish music endeavors, which might explain why a project that might be a cerebral exercise for other musicians comes off as a heartfelt, thoughtful exercise, as if a puzzle enthusiast spent a lazy Sunday afternoon joyfully assembling one of the world’s most difficult puzzles.
The album is Self-Produced.
Music from New York City.
I wrote about this album for The Bandcamp Daily.
Available at: Bandcamp