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Artist: Okita, May
Title: Art Of Life
Format: CD
Label: ORIGIN RECORDS  ( http://originarts.com )
Catalog Number:82771
Barcode:805558277122 itemnumber=1000123271
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: VOCALS - JAZZ & POP
Release Date: 1/18/2019
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
VOICE/PIANO/GUITAR TRIO 


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Promotional Info
Japan & West coast performances; 340 US radio and press contacts services including JazzWeek reporting stations

Japanese vocalist May Okita recently departed Los Angeles where she spent several years developing her musical voice with some of the finest mentors and musical partners in jazz. Before moving back to Tokyo, she recorded this deeply personal album with two particularly inspirational and empathetic musicians: pianist Josh Nelson and guitarist Larry Koonse. Together, they explore many of the subtleties of the human heart - pleasure, sorrow, passion, calmness - her sonorous and poignant voice floating effortlessly over the Bernstein/Comden gem "Some Other Time," the Joni Mitchell classic "Both Sides Now," the Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo beauty "Detour Ahead," or May and Josh's own title song. "Art of Life" is a heartfelt debut for a promising new voice. •"May's delivery is at times so genuine and kind, it is really a pleasure to listen to her..." - Michele Weir.

Track Listing
 1. 
[3:46]  Let's Face the Music and Dance

 2. 
[4:54]  Both Sides Now

 3. 
[5:14]  Detour Ahead

 4. 
[4:50]  Art of Life

 5. 
[4:26]  Blue Rose

 6. 
[5:05]  When She Loved Me

 7. 
[4:21]  Some Other Time

 8. 
[3:47]  Smile

 9. 
[4:30]  What a Difference a Day Made

10. 
[4:31]  Every Time We Say Good Bye


Performers on this Album
MAY OKITA - vocal
JOSH NELSON - piano
LARRY KOONSE - guitar
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: TriTone Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Original Recording Engineer: Talley Sherwood
Mastering Facility: AfterMaster Audio Labs, Los Angeles, CA
Mastering Engineer: Peter Doell
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