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Ito, Yuko / Esperanca
Album:Esperanca Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ito, Yuko Added:Dec 2017
Label:Funny Baby Face Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-12-20 Pull Date:2018-02-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 18Jan 21Jan 14Jan 7Dec 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 17, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Manha De Carnaval
4.Jan 16, 2018:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Stolen Water
2.Feb 17, 2018:Music Casserole
So Danca Samba
5.Jan 11, 2018:Cardinal Importance
So Danca Samba, Vera Cruz
3.Jan 20, 2018:Wild Kingdom
Vera Cruz
6.Jan 02, 2018:Clean Copper Radio
Manha De Carnaval

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-12-14 
Reviewed: 2017-12-14
genre: Jaxx
FCCs: none
Review: Composer & vocalist ito delivers an upbeat mix of jaxx & pop on this session, often tinged with Latin influences. She leads an impressive and versatile group, plus a handful of guest artists, through some clever adaptions of standards, and also sings in 3 different languages.
If You Like: Marta Topferova,,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Vera Cruz (5:31) - piano starts> slow jam builds to uptempo song> fabulous piano solo> uptempo song> flute solo to fade
2/ Moon River (5:23) - drums/piano start. slo tempo song> lovely uptempo piano solo> slow song> fade on piano
*3/ So Danco Samba (5:29) - guitar starts> slow tempo swings to uptempo samba with vocal> guitar solo> scat solo> uptempo song> quick stop
*4/ Manha De Carnaval (5:35) - > slow tempo song> flute solo> guitar solo> slow song> slow fade
*5/ Owan No Nai Kisetsu (4:54) - percussion starts> uptempo song. piano solo> uptempo song> quick stop on vocal
6/ Madalena (4:57) - piano starts> uptempo song> piano solo> uptempo song with scat singing> quick stop
7/ Comecar De Novo (4:14) - piano starts> slow tempo song> piano solo> slow song> fade on vocal
*8/ Ponta de Areia (4:42) - percussion starts> midtempo song> piano/percussion duet> midtempo song> slow fade
9/ Stolen Water (3:12) - guitar starts. slow tempo song> guitar solo> midtempo song> quick fade
*10/ Vivencia/Obsession (3:28) - percussion starts> uptempo song> scat/flute duet. uptempo song> fade
11/ Tsubasa wo Kudasai (4:03) - piano starts> uptempo song> piano solo> uptempo song> quick stop
12/ What A Wonderful World (5:22) - piano starts> slow tempo song> piano solo> slow song> fade
*13/ Esperanca (4;24) - guitar starts> midtempo song> spirited guitar solo> song with chorus to fade

Track Listing
1.Vera Cruz 7.Comecar De Novo
2.Moon River 8.Ponta De Areja
3.So Danca Samba 9.Stolen Water
4.Manha De Carnaval 10.Vivencia/Obsession
5.Owari No Nai Kisetsu 11.Tsubasa Wo Kudasai
6.Madalena 12.What A Wonderful World