||You Never Tell Me Anything||Makoto Ozone||5:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lullaby for Rabbit||Makoto Ozone||5:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Reunion||Makoto Ozone||5:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sofi||Makoto Ozone||5:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If I Had Known...||Makoto Ozone||6:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Brazilian Sketch||Makoto Ozone||6:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pennillium||Makoto Ozone||6:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blessing the World||Makoto Ozone||6:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pandora||Makoto Ozone||10:14||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Tiffany's Waltz||Makoto Ozone||4:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Around the Corner||Makoto Ozone||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Makoto Ozone and the Trio is joined by the award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis on Pandora. His trio — Clarence Penn on drums and James Genus on bass who has replaced Kiyoshi Kitagawa — plays 11 original compositions written by either Ozone or Penn. Of particular interest is Ozone's performance on "Pennillium," which displays his strong musical personality with excellent piano artistry: arpeggios, authentic cadences, and chord stylings. While Penn's expertise and sensitive brushwork highlights the harmony of "Sofi," Genus still has some work to do as far as applying his bass colors to Ozone's piano stylings with the right contrast. However, this can certainly be attributed to his newness with the group. Overall, Pandora is very good due to Marsalis' excellence on "Reunion" and the title track, as well as the songwriting skills of both Penn and Ozone.
Great selection of tunes played by a master. I own it and love it.
Born: March 25, 1961 in Kobe, Japan
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s