|Makabe, Emi / Anniversary|
Reviewer: Tom McCarter
Genre: World (X)
If You Like: Momokuso Iwata, Yoshida Bros, Kokia
Review: This is the single of her upcoming album, Anniversary, with Makabe on vocals and shamisen performing original songs in airy contemporary arrangements, augmented by a trio of top jazz musicians. I categorize it as World to get a bigger audience.
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Flash (3:11) - shamisen starts> midtempo song sung in scat> quick stop
2/ Treeing (3:26) - shamisen starts> midtempo song sung in scat with more of a traditional jazz approach> quick stop