Miho Wada releases new album 'Accidental Journey'
Miho Wada’s seventh album Accidental Journey has just been released, and was inspired by an accidental journey to the hospital in 2016. The impact of her near death experience lead to a flood of song ideas about her life and the experience of surgery.
From the fun call and response melody she had with a bird on her walks with her dog for the piece “Tui Song” to the gamelanesque fluidity of the surreal experience of waking up from anaesthesia on “Wandering Eyes” it’s truly a different take on inspiration for Miho.
There is also a larger array of instrumentation on this album. Multi instrumentalists, Drew Hutchinson (sax, guitar, clarinet) and Sunjin Hong (bass, trumpet) are new additions to the band and really expand the available soundscape. Band stalwart Pascal Roggen even lends his ability on cello to round out this fresh vision.
Miho walks us through a fun, bizarre and at times scary part of her life. She invites listeners to take part in the playful inventiveness of her ensemble that will take you from dark moods to joyful flights of fancy.
A flute and sax player, Miho Wada performs a unique blend of J-Pop Latin Jazz Fusion, seamlessly fusing her distinctive pan-pacific flavour with Afro-Cuban flute, Japanese pop and dance-happy grooves.
To celebrate the album's release, a fun-filled evening of music is planned at The Tuning Fork, with Miho's Jazz Orchestra, The Nukes and Albi & The Wolves.
Tickets are now available from Ticketmaster.
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