Yashiro Aki is a famous enka singer who has been around since the early 70's. This time she releases her first jazz album, and it's produced by Konishi Yasuharu (ex-Pizzicato Five)! Included are covers of well-known songs from the world and Japan. The CD comes as a high-fidelity SHM-CD (plays in regular CD players).
Lead track "Fly Me To The Moon" is available in advance on iTunes Japan.
A live event will be held at Blue Note Tokyo on November 9 (official page). Few tickets are left at time of writing.
Yashiro Aki "Songs Around Midnight"
Japanese title: "yoru no Album"
(Original artist in parentheses)
1. Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard)
2. Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton)
3. Johnny Guitar (The Spotnicks)
4. Lullaby of Itsuki ~ The Shadow of Your Smile
5. Summertime (George Gershwin)
6. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma)
7. Sway (Pablo Beltran Ruiz)
8. watashi wa naiteimasu (Lily)
9. One Rainy Night In Tokyo (Wada Hiroshi & His Mahinastars)
10. saikai (Matsuo Kazuko)
11. tada sore dake no koto (Ibuki Jirō)
12. Over The Rainbow (Julie Garland)
"Fly Me To The Moon"