180g 45rpm Vinyl LP!
Pressed at RTI!
Special LA & OC Audio Society 25th Anniversary Edition!
Pianist Yuko Mabuchi performs four tunes including a Jazz Medley, Japanese Medley, Sona’s Song and Sonny Rollins’ St. Thomas.
Yuko dedicated this release to the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society, the largest association of audiophiles on the planet, and to the 70th Birthday of Robert H. Levi, Yarlung’s society’s illustrious President and CEO.
If Mabuchi’s playing can be described as tasteful, economical, and lyrical, it should also be noted that her rapid single-note runs are impeccably executed. The performances benefit from an exceptionally realistic recording that stands out for its in-the-room ambience and tonal clarity.
The repertoire includes a Jazz Medley featuring Kern’s “All the Things You Are” from the 1939 musical “Very Warm For May” plus Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train” heard first in 1941 with Ellington’s band on the radio. Finishing this medley is Strayhorn & Ellington’s Satin Doll which came out in 1953 on Capitol Records.
|1||Jazz Medley: All the Things You Are / Take The “A” Train / Satin Doll|
|2||Japanese Medley: Hazy Moon / Cherry Blossom / Look At The Sky|
|3||Yuko Mabuchi: Sona’s Song|
|4||Sonny Rollins: St. Thomas|