Miles Okazaki’s “The Sky Below” Out now

The Sky Below is guitarist Miles Okazaki‘s fifth album of original compositions, and his second album for Pi Recordings. It is a sequel to Trickster, which was described by the New York Times as “tenacious futurism,” by The Wall Street Journal as “a true concept album,” and by Pitchfork as “obviously complex, the work of virtuosi. But the resulting beauty is easy to appreciate.” In the liner notes for The Sky Below Okazaki writes,“If Trickster was the introduction to the characters, the songs on this album are their children, bearing their features but finding their own way.”

“Trickster, a four-piece band led by guitarist Miles Okazaki, is best understood in both cerebral and visceral terms. On the one hand, it’s a delivery system for some proudly intricate and idiosyncratic compositions, the byproduct of a deeply rigorous mind. On the other hand, it’s a go-for-broke quartet, capable of shifting the ground underfoot without ever losing its balance.” – Nate Chinen, “Take Five” (WBGO)

“the music is strongly related to what came before, because Okazaki is actually telling a story. (…) very beautiful, intricate music.” – Stereogum

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • 11/03/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Berlin at Berlin Jazz Fest
  • 11/04/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Vienna at Porgy and Bess
  • 11/05/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Ljubjana at Klub CD
  • 11/06/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Ghent, Belgium at Hendelsbeurs
  • 11/08/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Sarajevo at Jazz Fest Sarajevo
  • 11/10/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Strasbourg at Jazz D’Or
  • 11/12/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Rekjavik at TBA
  • 11/13/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Olso at Victoria Teater
  • 11/14/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Cologne at Stadtgarten
  • 11/15/19 Miles Okazaki – WORK (Solo Monk) in Amsterdam at Bimhuis
  • 11/23/19 TRICKSTER – THE SKY BELOW Album Release Show in Brooklyn, NY at The Owl