Fri. Feb. 22, 2019

Yukihiro Fukutomi feat. Josh Milan – Love Each Other

This Beat Is Mine! Yukihiro Fukutomi feat. Josh Milan – Love Each Other (King Street Sounds)

With Thanksgiving around, I started thinking as to what could be like the ideal soundtrack for the occasion. In other words, something with a message of love, faith and hope. Then the first name that came to my mind happened to be the one of Josh Milan. And that for so many reasons. Or should I rather say so many pieces of music of his. Either as one half of Blaze or on his own. This being how I got to this ‘Love Each Other’ track at the end…

Fifteen years after its release, the message it spreads finds resonance more than ever. With Yukihiro Fukutomi‘s jazzy environment just sounding timeless. This making of ‘Love Each Other’ a great track.

As a matter of fact, Love each other sounds so much better than… hate.

With thanks to IDMW for putting out my little contribution. And best wishes of a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, beginning with my brothers and sisters Stateside. They know who they are!

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Overview
– Most likely remembered as one half of Blaze along with Kevin Hedge, Josh Milan has set himself up as both a one of a kind performer and songwriter. On his own nowadays or as a featured singer.

One thing one may notice is the way he carefully chooses the themes he expresses. And in the meantime the ones he comes to collaborate with. How to not remember the heartfelt ‘Love Each Other’ along with Yukihiro Fukutomi? The blowing ‘From Now On’ with Namy. The bittersweet ‘I Wish’ along with Matthew Bandy for instance. Or the stellar ‘Beautiful’ with N’Dinga Gaba and Jaidene Veda???

In addition to this, let’s not forget his long term collaboration with Louie Vega that would (also) give birth to countless gems. From ‘Elements Of Life’ to ‘Brand New Day’. But also ‘Love Is On The Way’ and ‘Sunshine’ along with Raúl Midón. Then ‘Love Remains The Same’ with Luisito Quintero in 2007 on Vega Records. Or ‘Children Of The World’ to name but a very few. ‘The World Is A Family’ being the last component of their common repertoire to date…

A songwriter, producer, and keyboardist, Josh has released his long awaited ‘6.9.69’ album on his Honeycomb label in 2017. An effort out of which we welcomed ‘I Will Wait’ in our Top 10 at the time…

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