The Miyumi Project – Raw and Alive2017-10-03T17:22:33-05:00

Project Description

The Miyumi Project – Raw and Alive

The Miyumi Project is Tatsu Aoki s laboratory of sound, where he explores the nexus of cultures: Asian and American; Japanese and African; past and present. The compositions provide a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret. Each successive grouping of Miyumi musicians over the past two decades has contributed to the ongoing evolution of the work. Presenting a long history of collaboration between African-American and Asian-American jazz artists, the Miyumi Project will showcase the multi-generational talents of some of Chicago’s leading musicians Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Avreeayl Ra, Jaime Kempkers, KIOTO, Coco Elysses and a special guest from Tsukasa Taiko. Tatsu Aoki and his featured ensemble offer a fusion of Avant-garde jazz interwoven with traditional taiko drumming, it is an innovative, energetic musical experience.

Track Listing

  1. Kitchen and Wine Cellar
  2. Could be Home
  3. Landscape and Holler
  4. Lacquer
  5. It Came from LA

Released: 2016
Label: Asian Improv Records

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