Yoshiko Goto with Takashi Mizuhashi Quartet – Day Dream (1975) [Japan 2006]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:38 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,72 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 944 MB
When this album was recorded in 1975, Yoshiko Goto had been singing for 20 years. As is always the case, she could have made more money singing pops, but she would rather not sing at all if she was not singing jazz. In this, another memorable vocal album from Three Blind Mice, Goto is paired wih a quartet led by bassist Takashi Mizuhashi, with young pianist Junichiro Ohashi (this was his recording debut) and alto saxophonist Yoshio Otomo providing romantic solos and counterpoints.
Goto sings a selection of mostly slow-tempo ballads honestly and effectively, with subtle shadings and inflections that can be acquired only through long years of life and musical experience. The first four songs are about the joy and happiness of being in love, while the last four talk about the pain and suffering assosiated with love.
01. Day Dream
02. I Wish I Knew
03. This Is Always
04. What A Difference A Day Made
05. Angel Eyes
06. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
08. Every Time We Say Goodbye
Yoshiko Goto – vocals
Takashi Mizuhashi – bass
Yoshio Otomo – alto sax
Junichiro Ohkuchi – piano
Hideo Sekine – drums
Produced by Takeshi Fujii. Engineered by Yoshihiko Kannnari.
Recorded on February 17 & 18, 1975 at Aoi Studio, Tokyo, Japan.
Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct, Japan # MHCP 10041