Classic work from Kimiko Kasai – a Japanese singer who started in jazz, but ended up recording in a much more soul-based style in the second half of the 70s! In some ways, Kimiko's a bit like Marlena Shaw or Jean Carn in the US – someone who could bring the class and careful phrasing of the jazz world to the more upbeat world of soul – often recording here with tight production, but still always sounding very much like her own person. Kimiko recorded famously in the mid 70s with Herbie Hancock, and the tunes here really take off nicely from that moment as they move into more modern soul territory too – on titles that include "As", "Chain Reaction", "We Can Fall In Love", "Today Tomorrow & More Than Yesterday", "Give Me Your Heart Tonight (12" version)", "I Thought It Was You", "The Right Place", "Love Is All We Need", "And It All Goes Round & Round", "Everything Must Change", "The Rest Of My Life", "The Things We Do When We're Lonely", and "No way Not Me". © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing – includes obi.)
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