The Japanese vocalist, arranger and composer Mari Koga presents Perfect Blue, a jewel that began to record from 2013 and only until 2014 is concrete. With the co-production of Willie Ruiz, as well as the participation of the Japanese pianist Chiemi Nakai, the recording presents a selection of jazz standards, as well as Latin jazz and salsa vocalized in Japanese.
Born in Osaka, Japan. Koga settled in the United States to continue his jazz studies. In the summer of 2010 I form, together with the pianist Nakai, the Afronaughtica ensemble.
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Perfect Blue presents 8 numbers, of which 3 are standards of jazz -with arrangements of the same Koga-:
Invitation, composed by Bronislau Kaper, in a classic jazz number with an unexpected and unexpected cut where the rumba takes over the Melody and Alejandro Aviles perform the tenor saxophone solo; You Don't Know What Love Is, original by Don Raye and Gene de Paul, presents on bass guitarist Pedro Giraudo; I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin introduces Ruben Rodriguez on bass, Vince Cherico on drums and Jonathan Powell's solo on trumpet.
Mari Koga composed the cadenced salsa Lluvia De Lagrimas, one of our favorite cuts, where we heard Maximo Rodriguez on bass, Pablo "Chino" Nuñez on timbales, Manuel Maneco Ruiz on trumpet, as well as Carl Corwin on the decisive saxophone baritone. Back, an arrangement and composition of Chiemi Nakai, accentuates the work of Argentinian bassist Pedro Giraudo.
Koga achieves its mission through album with different edges: energetic and intimate in all its conception, with enough energy to send us to dance or to reflect on how beautiful music is.
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