Some found it grating.
Taeko is an outstanding female vocalist from Shiga,Japan now also residing in New York City who has both a resounding, resilient voice and an absolute mastery of musical vocabulary and timing.
Over the years, a wide variety of things have happened when jazz vocalists performed in foreign languages—some great, some not so great. On the other hand, there have been jazz singers who embarrassed themselves by trying to sing in French or Spanish even though they had never actually studied a romance language.
So the moral of that story is: And on Wonderland, Japanese jazz vocalist Taeko Fukao really soars in a predominantly English-language environment. Review by Jordan Richardson http: Listening to her pour herself into this set of arrangements is a marvel, with her note and tone selections transforming each piece into her very own.
Here, she is joined by a crackerjack outfit that includes Doug Carn pianoLonnie Plaxico bass and Victor Jones drums. Guitarist Kevin McNeal is also featured.
After Jones sets the stage with a swift roll, the band collects and the world of Wonderland is off and running. Her vocals show no cracks, especially as the runaway train flashes through the station in its raring closing explosion. When Wonderland gears down, Taeko is even better. The piece has a classic feel about it.
It takes its time, patiently regarding the notes and textures as it floats under gauzy skies. This is one of the best songs on the record.
She is, quite astonishingly, in total command of the disparate materials she chooses to apply her extraordinary chops to. Taeko is supported by a world-class combo of musicians, each of whom contributes stunning solo efforts.
The Jazz Photographs of Charles Peterson, and other books on jazz. Review by Salvador A. I have the privilege of listening to the music of artists performing at our scheduled Bank of America Cape May Jazz Festival.
Prior to this festival one artist caught my attention and that artist was a Japanese Vocalist named Taeko. As I walked to my reserved table I was not only taken back by her physical beauty, but by the beautiful sound of her voice and her strong presence on stage.
Her onstage presence was a clear indication that not only was she singing the song but she became part of the song, which is a clear sign of a truly gifted and talented performer. Further strengthening her presence was the band backing her.
Taeko's impact on the audience was also obvious since no one left the room until she completed each of her three sets. During and after the festival ended many people asked me if Taeko would ever return to the Cape May Jazz Festival; my response was short and simple……I can guarantee that Taeko will indeed return to the Cape May Jazz Festival!
Whenever I look at a jazz CD cover in the Orient particularly when they come from Japan, for some reasonI almost automatically have expected it to be all cover tunes that are either poorly executed or backed up with bands that can't quite "make the grade".
Whether she's doing Herbie Hancock, Monk, a Taeko original composition, or a Japanese jazz song - it's all very pleasantly done, with superb ratings on both talent and energy. She relocated to NYC during the late '90's, and has clearly learned her lessons well The tune that struck me as favorite track was Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar "; whether you like puns or not - jazz just do NOT get any sweeter than this.
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O's Place Jazz Magazine Japanese vocalist Taeko Fukao strikes a groove right away singing "Cantaloupe Island", the first of twelve classic contemporary jazz selections, mostly on the funky side.
Spins Sure, lyrics are important, but the voice and how it is used are what really matter in jazz singing. As a case in point, Japanese jazz vocalist Taeko performs two equally … Read more Review By Jordan Richardson When I first came in contact with the music of Taeko, I was enamoured with her ability to stretch sound and work normal-sounding notes into waves of bending, meandering tone.Ages 8 – The NYC Jazz/Contemporary program is the flagship Jazz and Contemporary dance intensive worldwide.
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