Monday, June 23, 2014

Yuzo Hayashi & Salon '68 - Life As A Cinema


Year : 2002
Label : April Records
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style : Easy Listening, Bossa Nova, Nu-Jazz

Sweet lounge music recorded in 2002 by an obscure japanese keyboarder/conductor & his group featuring scat singing performances by Minako Kasahara (former member of Reggae Disco Rockers) & Mayumi Chida. In 2006, with the same formation, Yuzo Hayashi was in charge of the soundscape for the josei animated serie, Honey & Clover, and recorded a tribute to the italian actress, Monica Vitti (Memory Of Monica Vitti) in the same vein. Life As A Cinema is somehow the reminiscent of the classics Italian soundtracks, reminding the famous reissues & compilations from the italian Music library label, Easy Tempo (Piero Umiliani or Stefano Torossi), but also the Konishi Yasuharu productions with his Pizzicato Five group. Titles include some retro & erotic atmosphere surfing on the glorious days of the french/italian riviera from the mid sixties : Bossa Nova tunes, french Pop (Sasowarete 63) & the groovy Kyū Shigai No Zawameki. All tracks composed & arranged by Yuzo Hayashi.

Yuzo Hayashi_organ, keyboards & scat
Minako Kasahara, Mayumi Chida_vocal, scat
Yuzo Oka_bass
Daisuke Meguri_guitar
Reiko Aoyama_violin
Masaharu Ishikawa_drums
Tadashi Satoh_percussion
Mitsuharu Sonoyama_saxophone & flute
Toshimichi Imao_saxophone & flute
Nabuhiro Kikuchi_trumpet & flugelhorn

01. Incontro Hajime Wa Tanin
02. O' baka No. 9
03. Itsumo Onaji Mise De
04. Koisuru Futari
05. Kaigantōri To Hanauri
06. Machi O Nukedashite
07. Koibito-Tachi No 7 Gatsu
08. Merukāto No Kudamono
09. Rimōne No Jikan
10. Sasowarete 63
11. Erotica Mibōjin
12. Kyū Shigai No Zawameki
13. Kioku No Koibito

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