Yamagata, Rachel

Private, 2003CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 9.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4-
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The drumbeat speaks of pop music and Rachael answers with poetic lyrics and harmonies that sit on the adult contemporary side of the music spectrum. She wrote both words and music; five songs centered on relationships. Titles like “Worn Me Down” and “The Reason Why” are strong indicators of content. Yamagata’s voice is deep, soft and smoky with very nice overdubbed harmonies. It’s well suited for this venue.