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Precious

by Mika Mimura

Marimba/Vibraphone player Mika Mimura's 1st album.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Precious
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2. Ellinida
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3. Hitomi
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4. Arena De Argentina
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5. BumBlues Bee
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6. Czardas
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7. Aeolian Marimba
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Her original songs and arrangements are in the album. Play with great musicians, Keita Ogawa on drums percussion , Michael League on bass, Hiroya Tsukamoto on guitar. and Japanese composer Hiroshi Morikawa on piano. Produced by Mika Mimura. Co-Produced by Keita Ogawa. Engineered by Hiroshi Morikawa, Hyunboo Kim, Keita Ogawa.

1, Precious composed by Mika Mimura. She wrote the song for her child food friend, music friend's Hiroshi Morikawa.
2, Ellinida by Mika. Ellinida means Greek women. She wrote the song for her great friend Magda Giannikou from Greece.
3, Hitomi by Mika. Hitomi is her cousin‘s baby. She finished up the song when she think about the day she can meet Hitomi..
4, Arena de Argentina by Hiroshi Morikawa. Hiroshi composed the song 1997 for Mika.
5, BumBlues Bee by Rimsky Korsakov, Mika Mimura. The Flight of The Bumble Bee and Blues.
6, Czardas by Monti. V. Play with band.
7, Aeolian Marimba. Dedicated to her Mother. Marimba solo

Mika Mimura was born in Osaka, Japan. She began to play marimba when she was 6 years old and continued classical studies at the prestigious Osaka College of Music. After completing her Master’s degree at the college, she was inspired by the great jazz pianist Makoto Ozone and began studying jazz vibraphone. She was accepted into the world-renowned Berklee College of Music where she studied with Dave Samuels, Ed Saindon, Tiger Okoshi, and Ed Tomassi among others. During her time in Boston, Mika became a regular member of Phil Wilson's Rainbow Big Band and Rainbow All Stars, performed with jazz great Greg Osby, appeared in concert at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater, and joined "The BandA ecLectics" led by Petros Sakelliou, winner of the first prize at Thelonious Monk Institute Composition Competition. She exhibits a contagious energy in performance and brings precision and creativity to her compositions and arrangements, be it classical or jazz. Since moving to New York City in 2007, Mika has maintained a busy concert schedule throughout the northeast.

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