RE: [acid-jazz] Yukimi Nagano Invents New Singing Style - KOOP in SF

From: David Bassin (
Date: 2003-03-01 21:58:21

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    I have to disagree with you here (slightly):

    >Yukimi's vocal style was so affected and off-key that I had to leave before
    >the show was over. I simply couldn't take any more of her butchering the
    >songs I loved so much on the CD!

    She was (in my opinion) not off key, except on one song towards the
    end of the set. She does have an "affected" style which I liked, but
    grew a little tired of, since she used it in every song. The Billie
    Holliday-ish style of singing a note, flattening it out, then
    bringing it back to the correct pitch (see attached diagram
    (---u----) gave it more of a 'jazzy' feel. However, they did mention
    that she's never sung professionally before, so one can only hope
    that she'll improve her technique in the future.

    >Besides that, the vibes player seemed to be the only band member with any
    >jazz chops at all, making the instrumental numbers only marginally better
    >than the songs featuring Yukimi's warbling. (The drummer's solos were simply

    I disagree here too....I thought he was right on the money,
    especially the little percussion solos he performed with his bare
    hands. As a whole, the band isn't great - just good and the overall
    experience was pleasant enough. These guys are heading in the right
    direction, just give them some more time.


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