Jazz-flute-ninja Miho Wada is excited to announce the release of her new studio album Bumpy Road – out October 9th.
Entirely in synch with Miho's Jazz Orchestra's fun-loving energy and humour, Bumpy Road was written while touring during Miho’s pregnancy and recorded during the lead up to the baby's arrival. The ultimate tour diary to motherhood, Bumpy Road introduces world music elements to Miho’s more familiar J-pop style jazz compositions.
Combining the skilled musicianship of Miho's Jazz Orchestra band members with the expert craftsmanship of studio engineer Olly Harmer, Bumpy Road captures the dynamic mood swings of the emotional pregnancy rollercoaster. Sprinkled with mystery and uncertainty about changes to come, this album blends the warmth and authenticity of MJO's powerful live performance with the excitement, joy and anticipation surrounding the genesis of a new life.
Following the successful release of MJO's live album MJO Live @ The Lab (2014), Bumpy Road was recorded live at The Lab Recording Studios in Auckland, marking the sixth release for Miho’s Jazz Orchestra since their formation in 2011. Their most recent studio album Mystery Banana (2014) reached #13 on the New Zealand Album Charts. 2014 also saw Miho tour Japan with MJO and record her EP side project Memphis Dreamin' (2014) at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Miho’s Jazz Orchestra has a national tour planned in October/November with Arts on Tour. Bumpy Road will be available for purchase at all good digital outlets and physically at upcoming shows.
Sun 11th October 2015, Pt Chevalier RSA, Pt Chevalier, Auckland
Thurs 29th October 2015 - Hokianga
Fri 30th October 2015 - Whangarei
Sat 31st October 2015 - Uxbridge
Sun 1st November 2015 - Coromandel
Tue 3rd November 2015 - Kauaeranga Hall
Wed 4th November 2015 - Whitianga
Fri 6th November 2015 - Opotiki
Sat 7th November 2015 – Gisborne
Sun 8th November 2015 Art Doc Gallery – Bennydale
Tue 10th November 2015 - New Plymouth
Thurs 12th November 2015 - Blenheim
Fri 13th November 2015 The Playhouse - Mapua
Sat 14th November 2015 Mussel Inn - Takaka
Sun 15th November 2015 - Reefton
Tue 17th November 2015 - Barrytown
Wed 18th November 2015 - Hokitika
Thurs 19th November 2015 - Fox Glacier
Fri 20th November 2015 - Cromwell
Sat 21th November 2015 - Queenstown
Sun 22th November 2015 - Owaka
Wed 25th November 2015 - Gore
Thurs 26th November 2015 - Dunedin
Fri 27th November 2015 - Oamaru
Sat 28th November 2015 - Darfield
Sun 29th November 2015 – Balcairn