Miles Okazaki: guitars, percussion, computer
Jon Flaugher: electric and acoustic bass
Dan Weiss: drums, tabla, percussion
Christof Knoche: soprano + alto sax, bass clarinet, harmonica
David Binney: Alto Sax
Miguel Zenon: Alto Sax
Chris Potter: Tenor Sax
full reviews, liner notes, and score available at www.milesokazaki.com
on Miles Okazaki's MIRROR:
"The guitarist Miles Okazaki composed all the music on Mirror, his ambitious and involving debut. He also produced the album, created its striking cover illustrations and released the thing himself. . . . Mr. Okazaki has produced a work of sustained collectivity as well as deep intricacy."
-- Nate Chinen, The New York Times "Critics Pick"
"On his ambitious solo debut, guitarist-composer Miles Okazaki has conceived a heady, extended work."
-- Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
"a dynamic work of ingenuity. This intelligent, unique recording is one of this year's best releases."
-- Mark F. Turner, allaboutjazz.com
"Okazaki achieves an impressive and distinctive sound"
-- Robert Doerschuk, Downbeat
"an intriguing and irrefutably, captivating set"
-- Glenn Astarita, ejazznews
an "audaciously ambitious debut album"
-- George Kanzler, Hot House "Winning Spins"
"a landmark in recorded guitar literature"
-- Rodney Jones
"an impressive self-released CD filled with compositions that are simultaneously complex and catchy."
-- Time Out New York
"a stunning debut . . . as logical as Euclid and as untidy as birth"
-- Mel Minter, Alibi
"for those wanting greater breadth and depth, Okazaki's debut as a leader represents a welcome departure"
-- John Kelman, allaboutjazz.com
"a delightful ear opener"
-- Midwest Record
"Okazaki's self-produced debut release has all the markings of a deeply searching, highly emotional musician"
-- Budd Kopman, allaboutjazz.com
"complex, attractive music . . . compelling and powerful"
-- Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz
"Okazaki's striking new release Mirror showcases an ambitious and far-reaching new talent"
-- Marcus Crowder, Sacramento Bee
"...remarkably intricate compositions...the work of a musician eager to get his career under way."
-- Time Out New York
"Impressive, promising debut"
-- Tom Hull, Village Voice Jazz Consumer's Guide
"In sum, Okazaki has created something new, personal, exciting and accessible despite the complexities roiling beneath the surface. Marvelous."
-- Budd Kopman, allaboutjazz.com, live show review