Ito, Yuko

Funny Baby Face, 2014CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 21.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Japanese jazz vocalist Yuko Ito takes us on a trip to Brazil on O Cantador, a collection of ten classic samba tunes. She sings in Brazilian Portuguese but with a Japanese accent! It is a bit unusual but nothing destroys the soothing beats of Bossa Nova. Ito has great tone, presence and marries her vocalese with the band creating rich harmonies on tunes like “Mas Que Nada” and swinging on “Serrado” making this good an entertaining set.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions