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    Akiko Yano’s second Nonesuch release draws its appeal from Yano’s unique musical orientations: jazz piano, classical singing, Japanese atmospheric elements, and pop instrumentation. She is joined by, among others, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, who complement Yano’s cross-cultural sensibilities to create an album that echoes Steve Reich as much as it does Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. 

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Akiko Yano, vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer
    Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 5)
    Hikoki Komazawa, steel guitar (1, 5)
    Ivan Hampden, drums (2)
    Kenji Omura, guitar (2, 9)
    Dave Taylor, bass trombone (2)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto, synthesizer (3, 4)
    David Palmer, drums (4)
    Anthony Jackson, bass (4)
    Will Lee, bass (5, 7, 9, 11)
    Fred Griffin, French horn (5)
    Roger Rosenberg, bass clarinet (5), baritone saxophone (9)
    Steve Ferrone, drums (6, 7, 9, 11)
    Yoshiyuki Sahashi, acoustic guitar (6)
    Shoko Suzuki, background vocals (6, 9)
    Yasuhiro Mitani, background vocals (6, 9)
    Charlie Haden, bass (8)
    John Clark, French horn (8)
    Chris Hunter, soprano saxophone (9)
    Lou Marini, alto saxophone (9)
    Alex Foster, tenor saxophone (9)
    Pat Metheny, guitar (10, 11), guitar synthesizer (11)
    Kazufumi Miyazawa, background vocals (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and arranged by Akiko Yano
    Recorded by Steve Boyer and Roy Hendrickson at Power Station, New York
    Additional recording by Hideaki Okuhara at Victor Aoyama Studio and Folio Sound, Tokyo
    Mixed by Larry Alexander at Power Station
    Assistant engineers: Todd Whitelock, Chris Albert, Dan Gellert, Shin-ichi Ishizuka, and Katsumi Muro
    Drum technician: Artie Smith
    Synthesizer drum and percussion: Jeff Bova

    Autumn Song; A Worried Girl
    Co-produced and co-arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Engineered by Kinji Yoshino, Hideaki Okuhara, and Alex Head
    Computer and synthesizer programmed by Hiroaki Sugawara and Masaya Nishida
    Edited by Yuka Matsumoto
    Mixed by Ryuichi Sakamoto with Hideaki Okuhara

    Hard Times, Come Again No More
    Mixed by Alex Heard

    Additional synthesizer operation by Hiroaki Sugawara
    String arrangements by Michael Gibbs
    Horn arrangement for Bakabon by Gil Goldstein

    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Cover photograph by Kazumi Kurigami
    Design by John Heiden

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, August 27, 1993 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79279

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
141
375
Sunday, August 1, 1993 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Akiko Yano
genre: 
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597927924BUN
Price: 
13.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597927962
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Akiko Yano’s second Nonesuch release draws its appeal from Yano’s unique musical orientations: jazz piano, classical singing, Japanese atmospheric elements, and pop instrumentation. She is joined by, among others, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, who complement Yano’s cross-cultural sensibilities to create an album that echoes Steve Reich as much as it does Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. 

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Akiko Yano’s second Nonesuch release draws its appeal from Yano’s unique musical orientations: jazz piano, classical singing, Japanese atmospheric elements, and pop instrumentation. She is joined by, among others, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, who complement Yano’s cross-cultural sensibilities to create an album that echoes Steve Reich as much as it does Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. 

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Akiko Yano, vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer
Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 5)
Hikoki Komazawa, steel guitar (1, 5)
Ivan Hampden, drums (2)
Kenji Omura, guitar (2, 9)
Dave Taylor, bass trombone (2)
Ryuichi Sakamoto, synthesizer (3, 4)
David Palmer, drums (4)
Anthony Jackson, bass (4)
Will Lee, bass (5, 7, 9, 11)
Fred Griffin, French horn (5)
Roger Rosenberg, bass clarinet (5), baritone saxophone (9)
Steve Ferrone, drums (6, 7, 9, 11)
Yoshiyuki Sahashi, acoustic guitar (6)
Shoko Suzuki, background vocals (6, 9)
Yasuhiro Mitani, background vocals (6, 9)
Charlie Haden, bass (8)
John Clark, French horn (8)
Chris Hunter, soprano saxophone (9)
Lou Marini, alto saxophone (9)
Alex Foster, tenor saxophone (9)
Pat Metheny, guitar (10, 11), guitar synthesizer (11)
Kazufumi Miyazawa, background vocals (9)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and arranged by Akiko Yano
Recorded by Steve Boyer and Roy Hendrickson at Power Station, New York
Additional recording by Hideaki Okuhara at Victor Aoyama Studio and Folio Sound, Tokyo
Mixed by Larry Alexander at Power Station
Assistant engineers: Todd Whitelock, Chris Albert, Dan Gellert, Shin-ichi Ishizuka, and Katsumi Muro
Drum technician: Artie Smith
Synthesizer drum and percussion: Jeff Bova

Autumn Song; A Worried Girl
Co-produced and co-arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Engineered by Kinji Yoshino, Hideaki Okuhara, and Alex Head
Computer and synthesizer programmed by Hiroaki Sugawara and Masaya Nishida
Edited by Yuka Matsumoto
Mixed by Ryuichi Sakamoto with Hideaki Okuhara

Hard Times, Come Again No More
Mixed by Alex Heard

Additional synthesizer operation by Hiroaki Sugawara
String arrangements by Michael Gibbs
Horn arrangement for Bakabon by Gil Goldstein

Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Cover photograph by Kazumi Kurigami
Design by John Heiden