Miles Okazaki’s Trickster – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – April 7th, 2019
Miles Okazaki's Trickster

Miles Okazaki's Trickster

Sun, April 7, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10

This event is 18 and over

Miles Okazaki's Trickster
Miles Okazaki's Trickster
Trickster
Miles Okazaki – Guitar
Matt Mitchell – Piano
Anthony Tidd – Bass
Sean Rickman – Drums

Miles Okazaki is an American musician working with many of the leaders of today’s creative music scene. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary, free from the expectations of what it means to play a guitar in a group setting — not just in jazz, but any kind.”

Trickster was released on Pi Recordings in 2017 to great acclaim, called “a brilliant individual statement” and “a mature work for the ages” by Pop Matters, ” “a true concept album” by the Wall Street Journal, and “an expression of deep, systemic intrigue” by the New York times. Trickster made best of 2017 lists on Pop Matters and the Los Angeles Times, and was an Editor’s Pick at both DownBeat and JazzTimes. The album features Craig Taborn on Piano, Anthony Tidd on Bass, and Sean Rickman on drums. Recent performances have included Matt Mitchell on piano.

Trickster is Okazaki’s fourth album of original compositions. His first project, Mirror, was released independently and received a “Critics Pick” in the New York Times, calling it “a work of sustained collectivity as well as deep intricacy.” He expanded to a septet for his second album, Generations, described by pianist Vijay Iyer as “the sonic equivalent of Escher or Borges, but with real emotional heft”. His third album, Figurations, was recorded live with a quartet, and was a New York Times top ten album of 2012, described by Ben Ratliff as “slowly evolving puzzles of brilliant jazz logic.”

As a sideman, Okazaki works in many areas, ranging from standard repertoire to experimental music. He has been most widely seen as the guitarist for saxophonist Steve Coleman from 2009 to 2017. In recent years, he has worked with a variety of artists including Kenny Barron, Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, Amir El Saffar, Adam Rudolph, Dan Weiss, Aka Moon, Linda Oh, Darcy James Argue, Jane Monheit, Vijay Iyer, Francois Moutin, Doug Hammond, Carl Allen, Ohad Talmor, Mary Halvorson, John Zorn, Jen Shyu, Mark Giuliana, Patrick Cornelius, Rajna Swaminathan, Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Tony Moreno, Ben Wendel, Donny McCaslin, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618