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Label: Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemle
Ima Ima; A Summer In Jerusalem; A Night Insomnia; Birth of Shakyamuni; Blues In Jade; Black Rain; Tomiya.
Tom Harrell: trumpet, flugelhorn; Meg Okura: violin, vocals, erhu; Anne Drummond: flute, alto flute, piccolo; Sam Newsome: soprano saxophone; Sam Sadigursky: bass clarinet, clarinet; Rez Abbasi: guitar; Brian Marsella: piano, electric piano; Riza Printup: harp; Pablo Aslan: bass; Jared Schonig: drums.
Meg Okura's first large chamber ensemble album, showcasing seven cross-cultural compositions, drawing upon her memories from Japan, Jewish faith, and motherhood. “(IMA IMA) will please the most critical listeners… will not leave them feeling indifferent. The ensemble's music is extremely refined- a great synthesis of academic traditions and real improvisational jazz.” – Leonid Ausken, Jazz Quad