Akiko Tsuruga | NYC Serenade

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NYC Serenade

by Akiko Tsuruga

Genre: Jazz: Hammond Organ
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1. Sister Sadie
6:52 $0.99
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2. Arthur's Theme (best that you can do)
5:10 $0.99
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3. When You Wish Upon A Star
6:00 album only
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4. The Way You Look Tonight
6:38 $0.99
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5. Driftin'
6:39 $0.99
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6. Portrait of Jennie
4:38 $0.99
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7. Easy Walker
5:46 $0.99
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8. 24 Mill Street
5:52 album only
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9. Ricado Bossa Nova (The Gift)
6:00 $0.99
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10. Bluesette
5:01 $0.99
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11. Gator's Time
4:39 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Through the expression of her personal song, one is deeply impressed by how sincere she is about her music.

-Nobunari Takai


New York-based jazz organist Akiko Tsuruga’s new quartet recording features the great Jimmy Cobb together with her familiar guitarist Eric Johnson and rising star Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone. Tsuruga selected all of her favorite tunes from her repertoire, and the recording starts off with a Horace Silver number, while tracks number seven and eleven are both original compositions. Tsuruga and Johnson are both presently members of Lou Donaldson Quartet, and Tsuruga writes regularly in her blog of all the fun she has playing together with the group. She is making the most of the great opportunities she has playing with these living legends, and you couldn’t ask for any greater experience as an organist. As Japanese jazz fans, it is a delight to see her doing so well. By now, her talent and ability are self-evident.
This recording is a reflection of Tsuruga’s success. Known for his playing with the Miles Davis quintet, the Wynton Kelly trio, and many others, legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb’s marvelous ride cymbal beat is a priceless treasure. Johnson’s guitar and Escoffery’s tenor are impressive throughout, and Tsuruga’s organ playing feels incredibly natural. Her playing is not a forced rehashing of older styles, nor is it a copy of other well-known players. Through the expression of her personal song, one is deeply impressed by how sincere she is about her music. Her music is clear and tasteful, as well as elegant. Hearing her play from her favorite repertoire, one can feel the hot, swinging excitement that she generates.

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