Miles Okazaki - Thisness (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Miles Okazaki - Thisness (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miles Okazaki - Thisness (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 39:05 minutes | 757 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Pi Recordings, Official Digital Download

Thisness is Miles Okazaki's third volume of compositions for Trickster, a quartet featuring Matt Mitchell on piano, Anthony Tidd on bass, and Sean Rickman on drums. The album is a set of themes that are shuffled and connected in different ways to make four large movements.

Okazaki describes the process in the liner notes:

"Our previous albums were made up of what I would simply call "songs," but for this project I decided to expand the format. The intention was to make something like an exquisite corpse, the collective improvisations developed by the Surrealists. So for this album my job as composer was to bring in some ideas, set them in motion and then listen, trying to recognize the value of serendipitous events at transitional points in the music and lead the band down whatever path may be opening. The borderlands are where the Trickster hangs out, the undefined space where logic dissolves and creativity thrives. My hope was that the listener would enjoy the experience of passing through these boundaries between contrasting episodes."

The music draws on a few sources of inspiration that have connected creative elements: a magical "far off place" called Salt Creek, from a watercolor by Linda Okazaki, the writings on Surrealism by Robin D.G. Kelley, architectural concepts from producer David Breskin, and the poetry of Sun Ra. The idea that this band has been working toward since their first album is most fully realized on Thisness, a sound that discards notions of logic and control and strives toward something more like collective dreaming.

1. In Some Far Off Place (09:27)
2. Years in Space (10:03)
3. I'll Build a World (09:59)
4. And Wait For You (09:34)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2022-05-01 13:16:26

Analyzed: Miles Okazaki / Thisness

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -0.85 dB -15.15 dB 9:27 01-In Some Far Off Place
DR15 -0.09 dB -17.14 dB 10:04 02-Years in Space
DR13 -0.62 dB -15.50 dB 10:00 03-I'll Build a World
DR13 -0.41 dB -16.71 dB 9:34 04-And Wait For You

Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2615 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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