Please follow and like us:Happy Valentine’s Day (where applicable)! To celebrate, here are four of Yoko’s favorite ballads and her comments on them. “There’s a Lull in My Life” — I love this version sung by Chet Baker. He really gets inside the lyrics and makes you believe there truly[...]
Please follow and like us:In a previous post, I told you that my new job has me on the road five days a week, so I’m spending a lot of time listening to music in the car and in the hotel. As a kid growing up in Massachusetts and New[...]
Please follow and like us:Hi friends! Many of you are longtime followers of Yoko Miwa, but for those who are newer to her music, we’d thought we’d take you on a quick tour of the website so you can see all it has to offer. You can see all the[...]
Please follow and like us:South African trumpeter, singer, composer, bandleader and activist Hugh Masekela passed away on Jan. 22 at the age of 78. He left an indelible mark on the world of music. I’ve had several encounters with Hugh Masekela over the course of my life. The first was[...]
Please follow and like us:Hi folks, this is Jason again, the webmaster of YokoMiwa.com. Drummer Jimmy Cobb turns 89 on January 20. To mark this occasion, I thought I’d tell my Jimmy Cobb story. In 1991 I moved to Japan as a Rotary exchange student. I lived in Furukawa (now[...]
Please follow and like us:Howdy friends. Jason Crane here, webmaster of this site and writer of the blog. Last fall I went back to my former career as a union organizer. One of the results of this gig is that I’m on the road five days a week, and I[...]
Please follow and like us: Statistically speaking, most people on Earth don’t live in Boston or Cambridge, and that’s why we’re very excited to announce the new live streaming service from Thelonious Monkfish. Now you can watch Yoko and many other musicians play live from this fabulous club. To watch[...]
Please follow and like us:Happy New Year, friends! Hope you’ve been enjoying your holidays. As we get ready to ring in the new year, we’re happy to have so many happy moments to look back on in 2017. We’re so excited that our new CD Pathways reached #6 nationwide on[...]
Please follow and like us:ECM recently put much of its catalog online for the first time. Here at YokoMiwa.com, we’ve been digging into those archives and wanted to recommend a few albums. If you’ve got a favorite, let us know in the comments. Jan Garbarek: Witchi-Tai-To This 1974 classic by[...]
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