Oblong 20​.​5

by Miho Wada

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Oblong 20.5 06:11
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Once Gone 07:38
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Have I ever told you You look to the side Every time you lie Everything you hide Have I ever told you I know where she lives I can hear her laughs I can feel her lips Story of my life half told in your eyes Coming from the sighs between the lines I know she feeds you fancy biscuits and stays home all day to pet you Her house cozy in the winter by the fireplace I've got to watch your weight and diet Choosing healthy options I don't wanna pay those sky high bills that are coming from the vet Please watch both ways when crossing roads Get home before it's tea time Let's be snug and watch some Netflix in the bed I give you everything that I have and what more can I say? Babe... please don't bring birds home, anymore...
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Hope 05:01
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about

It has been ten years since I started this journey to create my own sound and compose original music.  Happy Anniversary! During the past year my music making was heavily influenced by my son who was four years old and utterly determined to make this world a cleaner, better place.  He requested a basket on his balance bike, then his bicycle (with a cloth cover) so that he could pick up rubbish everywhere he went and it wouldn’t fly away again. He was so worried about the earth being filled with trash that we sometimes came home from our daily dog walks with bags and bags of rubbish from the parks and streets.  How amazing would the world be if everyone cared as much about the environment they lived in? We also studied sustainability and all sorts of global issues, to the extent that my husband Pascal (the violinist) ended up installing solar panels on the roof of our house!  

I guess in a way this is my first ever political album!  Through my music I have tried to tackle issues big and small; from the neighbours feeding cats to ocean pollution to rainforest destruction to global warming.  I used to feel powerless and didn’t believe that individuals like me could make any impact on global issues (other than recycling and the usual bits), but seeing my son’s determination to tirelessly clean up our neighbourhood, I feel hope for a brighter future.  It all starts with a small change. I hope my album can help spread this message of love and take a step towards caring for a healthier earth.
With love and kindness, 
Miho, January 2020

credits

released April 12, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Miho Wada

Performed by Miho’s Jazz Orchestra

Miho Wada - flute, saxophone & vocals
Pascal Roggen - violin & electric violin
Drew Hutchinson - guitars
SungJin Hong - bass guitar
Heather Bolton - piano & keys (tracks 2, 6, 7 & 8)
Takumi Motokawa - piano (tracks 3 & 7)
Jared Desvaux de Marigny - drums

MJO string quartet (tracks 1, 2, 5 & 6)
Simone Roggen - violin 1
Pascal Roggen - violin 2
Justin Bird - viola
Michael Palmer - cello

Recorded and Mixed by Olly Harmer at The Lab Recording Studio
Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering
Cover Artwork by Thomas P. Reidy III aka Goatboy
Album Design by Jason Peters
Live Photography by - Ben Stewart & Hannah Rolfe
All Rights Reserved 2019, Miho Wada

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Miho Wada Auckland, New Zealand

Flute and sax player Miho Wada performs unique blend of J-Pop Latin Jazz Fusion, seamlessly fusing her distinctive pan- pacific flavour with Afro-Cuban flute, Japanese pop and irresistibly dance-happy grooves! Described as one of the most entertaining jazz acts in New Zealand, Wada strives to uplift audiences through her positive energy and feel-good music. ... more

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