LIVE AT THE BJC (Brisbane Jazz Club)

by Angela Iimura

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ANGIE & OJ
ORIGINALS, BRAZILIAN, JAZZ & MODERN SOUL
(Duo I Trio I Quartet)

“ Angela Iimura, a rich angelic voice with the heart of Eva Cassidy and the stylish warmth of Anita O’Day “

The mysterious calm of the ocean at dusk, New York, the mist that creeps in on a mountain side, April in Paris, Spring Cherry Blossoms in Japan, kissing someone for the first time, the bush after rain: This duo casts an enchantment that's hard to define.

Influenced by musical greats like Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Chet Baker, Cannonball Adderly, Jimmy Heath, Erykah Badu, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, their music is elegant, sophisticated, and as innocent and welcoming as Spring.
Swingin' Jazz, Brazilian Melodies & rhythms, soulful R&B, and a handful of well crafted originals. They do it all well. Featuring pedigree musicians Angela Iimura (Guitar & Vocals), and Oj Newcomb (Double Bass, Guitar & Percussion), this duo is a match made in heaven.

ANGIE & OJ have just released there first recording. Recorded LIVE at the Brisbane Jazz Club, It features both their own original songs as well as carefully selected cover songs.

Reviews & Testimonials



" I really enjoyed the angela and OJ disc.....must
have played it 50 times....been in the car sound system since leaving byron.....
always loved that bossa nova sound....angie's voice is soooo sweet and the
back up beat is soooooooo cruisy.....just love it. "

- Albe Falzon (Morning of the Earth - Classic Surf Film)


“A few nights ago we were at The Brisbane Jazz Club to hear Angela limura and the
Far East All Stars. We knew most of the musicians but had not heard Angela limura.
The band played a couple of great instrumentals which set the mood. Then we were
introduced to Angela. On stage stepped this beautiful young lady with a large red
flower in her hair. Rather stunning even before she sang. An introduction to the
song and then this beautiful soft lilting voice silenced the audience. Another song
and another then Angela accompanied herself on guitar and with rhythm support
enthralled us with Brazilian songs. Not to let us down lightly we were knocked out
with songs styled by the great Nancy Wilson with arrangements for the group a la
Cannonball Adderly. Was there no end to this lady.

The CD ‘Angie & OJ” Line at the BJC was on sale and we couldn’t resist. The CD is a great
mixture of Brazil, Jazz Standards played and sung impeccably by Angie and given
wonderful backing from Oj Newcomb on Double bass and Jamie Clark on guitar. This
CD is a must for relaxing moonlight dinners with friends or just to quietly enjoy. We
hope a follow up is soon.”



- Brian Fane Jazz Presenter Noosa Community Radio 101.3 FM

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It sounds like Eva Cassidy meets Stan Getz, or Norah Jones jams with Kenny Burrell
and Ray Brown. This is a timeless sound, relaxing, elegant and the sort of music people
request for the most special of occasions, like weddings. Angela is blessed with a
beautiful voice suited to this genre. She sings in Portuguese and English on this album.
The guitar of Jamie Clark is world class jazz at its best, crossing several genres from
Samba to Swing and backed by the prolific double bass of Owen James Newcomb, this
is an album for the connoisseur. One gets the feeling we are going to hear of Angela
Imura, her cover of the Cindi Lauper track ‘Time after Time’ will not only make people
step back and acknowledge her natural talent, it will make them want to tell their
friends.’



- Andrew Crockett




"Long and lean and tall and tanned ..... such bossa -styled beats mesmerise my head as I chill out on Angie Iimura and OJ Newcombs "LIVE" dish of Brazilian laced delights. A mix of originals and Jobim and etc classics conjure the smooth ocean waves of Copacabana and those all so small bikinis .... a "Cool jazz" masterpiece ..." 


- Stephen McParland, author WALTZING THE PLANK

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released July 1, 2010

Angela Iimura - Acoustic Guitar & Vovals
Oj Newcomb - Double Bass & Percussion
Special Guest: Jamie Clark - Electric Guitar

Produced by Angie & Oj
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Mark Smith
Real Productions 27.06.10

Contact Angie & Oj
oj@switch-foot.com

Low Pressure Productions
www.lowpressureproductions.com

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Track Name: GRAND DAY OF DAYS (Brabazon/Iimura)
Francis Brabazon (Poet)
Book: The Beloved is All in All (p.100)

“Oh, for that grand day of days…”

Oh, for that grand day
of days when I leave the dark sea of illusion behind me

And stand on the shore
gazing at the face of my Beloved till his beauty shall blind me.

I will call softly to
him with sweet noises of delight,

For with the call of
his Word he called to me in my night –

Awakening me from deep
sleep into my present dreaming,

Drawing me, through
dreams, towards the Isness of being beyond seeming.

God is the beautiful
beloved, beyond comparison,

The shoreless ocean of
truth which has no beckoning horizon.

He will come up with
me from the waters when I emerge

And untie from my
ankles the white fingers of sea-surge.

But He will turn his
back on me f I cry to be carried across the void

Saying: “That’s your
affair, find your own transport, I am otherwise employed.

So I will praise the
chasm’s beauty; and maybe two mist-drops will glow on the face of His bliss

And fill the chasm for
my crossing (when he whims it) to the Is of His kiss.