Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Maki Asakawa - Asakawa Maki No Sekai (Maki)


Year : 1970
Label : Express
Genre : Jazz, Folk Rock, Latin Jazz
Style : Pop, Bossa Nova, Avant-Garde

Maki Asakawa was a prolific blues & jazz songstress, cantor of japanese counter culture, who recorded over 30 albums between 1970-2010, her first decade being marked by american psychedelia & folk music. Asakawa Maki No Sekai (literally "the world of Maki"), is an approach of various musical genres mastered by this versatile artist, singing as well as Pop, Jazz, Latin, Folk & Rock 'N' Roll music. Supported by some experienced musicians such as Masaru Imada, Jiro Inagaki & Yokouchi Shoji, she associates compositions of the Jazz arranger  Kozaburo Yamaki to the lyrics of the emblematic avant-garde poet, Shuji Terayama. This first Maki's testimony consists in studio & live recordings ranging from Jazz, Bossa Nova, Acid Folk & Psychedelic Rock, including also some japanese modern folk vocal's overtones (Enka). All tracks composed & arranged by Kozaburo Yamaki except Kamome by Osamu Kitayama, the New Orleans traditional "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", and Tombe La Neige by Adamo.

Maki Asakawa_vocal
Masaru Imada_organ, piano

Masanaga Harada_bass 
Kohsuke Ichihara_flute, saxophone
Jiro Inagaki_saxophone, flute
Yokouchi Shoji, Kozaburo Yamaki_guitar
Chico Kikuchi_drums


01. Yo Ga Aketara
02. Fushiawase To Iu Na No Neko
03. Sabishisa Ni Wa Namae Ga Nai
04. Chiccha Na Toki Kara
05. Zenkasha No Kurisumasu
06. Akai Hashi
07. Kamome
08. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
09. Tombe La Neige
10. Ai Sanai No Ai Senai No
11. Jūsannichi No Kinyōbi No Burūsu
12. Sanga Ariki

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