The Yuko Mabuchi Trio Volume 2 180g 45rpm LP (RTI Pressing)
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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.
The Japanese Medley features Hazy Moon (Oborozuki) written by Teiichi Okano in
1914 followed by Cherry Blossom (Sakura) from the 17th Century Edo period, which
was originally played on koto to celebrate Hanami, or spring flower viewing
during the Tokugawa shogunate. Ending this medley is Hachidai Nakamura’s Look At
The Sky, (Ue wo Muite Arukou), nicknamed Sukiyaki in English.
Yuko Mabuchi wrote Sona's Song in honor of a beautiful child who was a family
member living in Thailand. Yuko first recorded this melody in 2014 for her album
The Sonny Rollins Quartet first released St. Thomas in 1956. Rollins adopted
this tune from an 18th Century English ditty called The Lincolnshire Poacher. It
resurfaced during the American Civil War as The New York Volunteer, and again in
the Australian infantry as a march during WWI.
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• LA & OC Audio Society 25th Anniversary Edition
Yuko Mabuchi, piano
Del Atkins, bass
Bobby Breton, drums
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