Okonski - Magnolia (Indie Exclusive Cream Vinyl)
Steve Okonski, the man responsible for piano/keys in Durand Jones & The Indications, brings together two of his bandmates from their current lineup - Aaron Frazer on drums and Michael Isvara "Ish" Montgomery on bass - for an incredible jazz project recorded live in the studio above Plaid Room Records. This project was fully improvised and, as such, evokes emotions and connections from the listener as you're truly able to feel the ebb and flow of the energy shared between these incredibly talented musicians in their sessions. We invite you to order a copy and take the journey with them.
Also, if you haven't watched it yet, be sure to head over to our YouTube channel and check out our brand new artist interview series, Liner Notes. Steve was my first guest and we had a wonderful conversation about his history, his musical background, the work he's doing with Durand Jones & The Indications, and - of course - Magnolia. And be sure to like the video and subscribe to our channel while you're there!