Yoko Miwa Trio’s new album “Songs of Joy” available worldwide! Praise from Ahmad Jamal!
Check out the “Songs of Joy” page on Yoko’s website for more info about the new album, including the CD booklet + artwork, track listing, buy music links for Amazon, Spotify, Apple, and listen to the new album on the embedded player!
When you commit yourself to being a musician, you commit to the ups and downs that come with it. There’s some real highs and there can be some deep lows. To receive reaffirming words from a music legend who has been such an inspiration makes me feel as though I’ve already reached my goal even though I always feel there’s so much more I want to achieve. Thank you Ahmad Jamal from the bottom of my heart! I will treasure these words for a lifetime.
Here’s the full quote: “At 90 years + , I have known and heard most of the great pianists from Art Tatum, Oscar Denard, Phineas Newborn, Nat Cole, Dodo Marmarosa, Johnny Costa, Erroll Garner, and on and on. These are just a few of the American Classical pianists that I have heard and known, not to mention the pianists performing The European Classical works that I have followed as well. In Pittsburgh where I was born, and where some of the aforementioned are also from, we had to study both American Classical Music as well as the European Classical forms. Yoko Miwa is the result of both worlds. She is amazing and will continue to grow. Much determines an artist’s growth by their spirit and attitude. Yoko Miwa has been gifted with both extraordinary musical skills and has the pure spirit that is necessary for great art. We love her musical gifts and her beautiful spirit as well.” -Ahmad Jamal