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Makoto Ozone On Piano Jazz

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Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone at an album photo shoot on February 1, 1986 in New York City.
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Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone at an album photo shoot on February 1, 1986 in New York City.

In 1984, when pianist Makoto Ozone was Marian McPartland's guest for the first time, he had become known as a rising jazz star. In his early 20s, he was already a master technician with many keyboard influences, including Oscar Peterson, but he first heard jazz from his father at home in Kobe, Japan. In this session Ozone displays his powerful, hard-driving style, soloing on "Love for Sale" and "Here's That Rainy Day." Then he joins McPartland for swinging duets on "Everything Happens to Me" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1984.

SET LIST

  • "Love for Sale" (Porter)
  • "Chrystal Love" (Ozone)
  • "Corcovado" (Jobim, Lees)
  • "Here's That Rainy Day" (Van Heusen, Burke)
  • "Sonata: 3rd Movement" (Ozone)
  • "Everything Happens to Me" (Dennis, Adair)
  • "Ill Wind" (Arlen, Koehler)
  • "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Brown, Kahn)
  • "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" (Hammerstein, Romberg)
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