From: Droski, M. Ted (Ted.Droski_at_visiting-nurse.org)
Date: 2003-03-05 15:36:34
Amen. I thought the Chicago show was fantastic. I think the only thing
made it odd, was you don't really expect that deep, sultry voice to be
coming from such a little Asian girl (to be stereotypical). Her voice
didn't match her body. The band was tight, a good show all around. J
Davis trio, I like the guys rhyming style, and having never seem them
before (not a chi native, I came down from grand rapids, Michigan) I
thought they were pretty good. They could've shook up their style a bit
more stylistically though...
From: GlesneM_at_aol.com [mailto:GlesneM_at_aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [acid-jazz] Yukimi Nagano Invents New Singing Style
just want to report that the chicago show last night was really great.
you all had me worried, but i thought the band and yukimi were
wonderful. maybe not being a musician or vocalist makes me less
critical, but i was impressed (particularly when comparing them to the
opening band - j davis trio, which have pretty much stagnated in the mid
90s acid jazz-hop groove territory). but i thought her style of singing
was very endearing - and i think developing original styles for a jazz
singer is very important. she only worried me a bit on the last song -
bright nights, where she sorta got lazy i think. but the band swung.
maybe they are improving as the tour goes on?
also, they answered my prayer by doing curtis lundys' "never gonna let