Guitarist Miles Okazaki has released his sixth studio album The Sky Below, his second on New York-based jazz label Pi Recordings.
The eight-track LP—recorded with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Anthony Tidd and drummer Sean Rickman—is a sequel to his 2017 full-length, Trickster. The compositions are reworks of the previous album’s tracks, which were “reduced… to their basic components and [rewritten into] new compositions from this genetic material,” Okazaki said in a statement.
“If Trickster was the introduction to the characters, the songs on this album are their children, bearing their features but finding their own way,” Okazaki wrote in the album’s liner notes. “The titles and themes of the compositions are borrowed from writings about the sea, the endless source of symbolism involving mystery, creation and terrible power.”
Listen to The Sky Below here: