New Video! Live performance of “Freedom”
Yoko Miwa Trio – “Freedom”
“Freedom” by Richie Havens based on the traditional song “Motherless Child” from the Yoko Miwa Trio’s performance in the 2021 East Coast Jazz Festival. Featuring Yoko Miwa on piano, Will Slater on acoustic bass, Scott Goulding on drums. Recorded at Wellspring Sound in Boston, MA on March 5, 2021. Video by Roger Metcalf, audio engineered by Matt Hayes.
Yoko’s take on this song also appears on her latest chart topping release on Ubuntu Music titled “Songs of Joy” https://orcd.co/rxak2vk
The East Coast Jazz Festival was virtual due to the pandemic and for this performance the trio wore masks and socially distanced following CDC protocols. This song was done in one take and captures the spontaneity and raw energy this trio critically acclaimed trio has
become known for.
“Motherless Child” was a great Eric Clapton song that I’ve only listened to a million times. He does such a beautiful version of it every time he plays it. I’m kind of a Clapton fanatic.