“Yuming Things”

I am writing this at 8:30 PM EST on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
However, I will end up posting as Wednesday, March 3, 2010,
the day “Yuming Things” took place.

The reason why I am “sneakingly” and “retrospectively” posting this is quite simple.
I wasn’t sure if this is good enough to do or meaningful enough to post publicly.
To be quite honest, I still am not sure!?
HOWEVER!
although I was extremely nervous on that day and have underperformed technically
compared to my jazz performances in general
(juuuuuuust being self-critical as the way all good musicians are!),
I can say that I am still proud of what I have done
and want to appreciate wonderful musicians I have worked with

To those who couldn’t make it on March 3 due to the schedule conflict
or travel distance, I have decided to put “A HAPPY NEW YEAR” from that night up on my blog.
This song ended up to be one of new addition to my repertoire
that now I regularly sing at my jazz gigs – Toru and I do this song literally throwing
in between jazz standards. I love it. (= love singing with Toru’s piano.)

As a good memory of Satoshi being in New York,
I also put “Ano Hi Ni Kaeri Tai,” and this is a duo with Satoshi on guitar.
We both made mistakes (hahaha), but I still like it.

These video clips were taken by Takashi with iPhone 3G S.
I am telling you… I was surprised by the quality of pictures.
It was videoed from the 2nd floor, mezzanine level of the theater.
It’s not that close to the stage, but it captured well – I think.
Thank you for both Takashi and Steve Job’s gangs at Apple (LoL).

I hope you enjoy them.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR



あの日に帰りたい



散々悩んだ末、2曲だけアップロードしました。
遠くに住んでる方や、どうしても事情があって来られなかった、
そんな方々の為に、お恥ずかしながらコソコソと(笑)。

緊張しまくりの平麻美子をお楽しみ下さい???
どどさん、のんちゃん、さとしさん、
みなさん素敵なのが救いです(爆)。

A Happy New Yearは、あの日を境に、
しっかりワタシのレパートリーの中に入り、
どどりんとラウンジのデュオの時に演奏します。

ジャズのスタンダードの、ど真ん中に放り込んでも
不思議にすんなり混ざれるのは、
ユーミンの淡々と繰り返される、短く、でもしっかりとドラマのある
メロディーの成せる技でしょうか?
歌詞が英語でなくても、これまたすんなりとアメリカ人の
お客様にも受入れて頂けてしまう、貴重なレパートリーになりました。

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