2018

releaseS

NPO TRIO

Meg Okura + Sam Newsome + Jean-Michel Pilc

P.A.C.J.E.

10-piece orchestra

MEG OKURA

TOM HARREL

LEE KONITZ

STEVE SWALLOW

MICHAEL BRECKER

SAM NEWSOME

DIANE REEVES

+ MANY MORE

MEG OKURA & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

 

Meg Okura (arrangements, violin & erhu)
Anne Drummond (flute & alto flute)
Helen Sung (piano)
Dezron Douglas (bass)
E.J. Strickland (drums)

Music of ryuichi sakamoto (2013)

 

1. Grasshoppers

2. Riot in Lagos

3. Tango

4. Grief

5. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

6. The End of Asia

7. You've Got to Help Yourself

8. The Last Emperor Theme

9. Thousand Knives

10. Helen's Intro

11. Water's Edge

12. Perspective

All arrangements by Meg Okura except track 10

The Last Emperor Theme - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Riot in Lagos - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Tango - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Grief - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00

“Meg has created what surely must someday become a Jazz standard."

- Travis Rogers, Jazz Times

 
Afrasia - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
San San Nana Byoshi - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Naima - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Sunlight - Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00

NAIMA

(2010)

1. Naima

2. Hannah's Vocalise

3. Caprice

4. Afrasia

5. San San Nana Byoshi

6. Lu Chai I. Empty Mountain

7. Lu Chai II. Echo of Voices

8. Lu Chai III. Sun Light

9. Lu Chai IV. Green Moss

*All compositions by Meg Okura except "Naima" by John Coltrane and "Caprice" by Paganini

Meg Okura (violin, erhu, vocals, compositions & arrangements)

Anne Drummond (flute)

Jun Kubo (flute, shinobue)

Rubin Kodheli (cello)

Mamiko Kitaura (piano)

Jennifer Vincent (bass)

Willard Dyson (drums)

Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

Dave Eggar (cello)

“…breathtaking...shivers of emotion down the spine...flawless technique...

Okura has established herself as a complete musician and a major one."

- Raul d'Gama Rose, All About Jazz

 

Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

(2006)

Yuki - Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Step by Step - Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Dance at the Palace - Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00

1. Yuki

2. Step By Step

3. Dance At the Palace

4. Peace In My Heart

5. Viola da Samba

6. Intro to Dream Dancer

7. Dream Dancer

8. Ancient Bells

All compositions by Meg Okura

All recording, productions, editing, mixing by Meg Okura

Meg Okura (violin, viola & vocals)
YUKARI (flute)
Megumi Yonezawa (piano)
Jennifer Vincent (cello & bass)
Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
*Dave Eggar (cello) -tracks 2,4 &7

“…phenomenal.

- Elliot Simon, All About Jazz

Dream Dancer - Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
Peace In My Heart - MegOkura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
00:00 / 00:00
 

MEG OKURA

Las vegas tango

 

1. Jealousy

2. Las Vegas Tango

3. Zigeunerweisen

4. Traumerei

5. Ome

6. Caprice

7. Koto Song

8. Naima

9. Horse Racing

10. Jasmine Flower

Anne Drummond (flute) on 1 & 8
Jun Kubo (shinobue & flute) on 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
Nobuko Miyazaki (shinobue & flute) on 2 & 3
Sean Harkness (guitar & bass) on 1 & 4
Dave Eggar (cello) on 9
Rubin Kodheli (cello) on 8
Brian Marsella (piano) on 2
Mamiko Kitaura (piano) on 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
Jennifer Vincent (bass) on 6, 8 & 9
Sean Kupisz (bass & cajon) on 2 & 3
Rich Stein (percussion) on 1 & 9
Satoshi Takeishi percussion on 5, 7 & 8
Willard Dyson (drums) on 6 & 8
Sam Newsome (back up vocals) on 1
Meg Okura (arrangements, violins, erhu, back up vocals, percussion, programming)

Meg Okura (violin, vocals)

Barry Sames (piano, keys)

John Valeri (guitar)

Monnette Sudler (guitar)

Conrad Korsch (bass)

Madison Rast (bass)

Marlon Simon (percussion)

Lisa Vogel (chorus)

Micky Kornegay (chorus)

Glen Koenegay (chorus)

Warren Cooper (chorus)

All arrangements, productions, orchestration by Meg Okura & Barry Sames

NEVER ALONE

 

1. Never Alone

2. Peace In My Heart

3. Creation

4. Akatombo

5. New Song

6. I Love You Lord

7. Cry-n-Smile

8. Sing a Song

9. Help

10. The Savior is Waiting

 

MEG OKURA

as a sidewoman

A violinist

PRESS CONTACT

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New York

(212) 683-7816

MEG OKURA

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MegOkuraViolin@gmail.com

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