Tomoko Omura | Post Bop Gypsies

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Post Bop Gypsies

by Tomoko Omura

Post Bop Gypsies plays beloved and obscure jazz standards and originals in Gypsy jazz instrumentation with Post-bop attitude.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Relaxin' at Camarillo
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2. Four in One
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3. Smile
6:25 $0.99
4. JR
4:33 $0.99
5. Boy from Boylston
6:06 $0.99
6. Background Music
4:51 $0.99
7. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Aria
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8. Arabesque
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9. Midnight Sun
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10. Wee
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Album Notes
Around the time I was finishing my previous album, “Roots”, the idea of recording a bebop album came to mind. I decided that I want to create an acoustic album with a guitar and a bass. This instrumentation is such a great format, but often times it’s only associated with the Gypsy jazz style. I wanted to create something that had more of the American jazz spirit that I had been exposed to in seven years of living in New York City.

Most of the songs on this album are classics by jazz giants like Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, but I’ve also included arrangements of a few of my favorite pieces by classical composers Heitor Villa-Lobos and Claude Debussy, as well as two originals: “JR” was inspired by the lively sounds you hear in Japan Railroad (JR) stations, and “Boy From Boylston” is dedicated to my husband, Glenn Zaleski.

I am very lucky to be joined by Alex Goodman on guitar and George DeLancey on bass. They’ve contributed not only their amazing musicianship, but also their beautiful spirits.

This band is unlike any I’ve put together before, and this record marks the beginning of an exciting journey to come. Thank you for taking the time to share it with me.

Tomoko Omura



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