Yuko Mabuchi Plays Miles Davis has taken the jazz world by storm, winning NativeDSD's coveted Jazz Album of the Year and receiving the prestigious LAOC Audio Society Medallion. Unlike the Recording Academy, where wide-ranging members vote for their favorites, the LAOCAS Medallion has only been awarded seven times in its history, and recipients are selected by a blue ribbon panel reminiscent of the ICMA, Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d'Or de l'Année or Gramophone Awards.
Bob Levi, chairman of LAOCAS, wrote "Yuko Mabuchi Plays Miles Davis is much better than superb. It is historic! I listened to this concert performance over and over. It is compelling. It is lively. It is at times explosive. It is always original and filled with intensely new musical ideas from many old Miles favorites. Yuko Mabuchi plays so powerfully and rhythmically; she owns this music, feels this music, believes this music. This is the real deal. This is Audiophile Gold. The more robustly you play it, the more alive and intimate it becomes."
Yuko Mabuchi shines in two 45 RPM 180 Gram volumes, celebrating her finest concert performance yet. Many thanks to executive producers Craig & Diane Martin.
"I think this album is a tribute to the musical spirit of Miles Davis. After these four jazz musicians digested the master's work, they reprised the songs from their own musical frames of reference. There is a strong sense of improvisation. It is undeniable that Yuko Mabuchi, who has been training since the age of 4, has a solid technical foundation. However, I admire her freedom even more. The sound of the piano expresses self-confidence and unrestrained spontaneity. She and her colleagues inspire each other and play off of each other's musical sparks. The Japanese female pianists I know always have extreme styles. They either follow the rules or focus on flamboyant virtuosity; it is very difficult to compete in the classical music world otherwise. Jazz pianists likewise feel these same pressures. In my opinion and in fact, Yuko Mabuchi exudes a sunny sense of charm in this concert." - Audiotechnique Magazine Read more!
This is the real deal. It is audiophile gold.
Yuko Mabuchi combines passionate athleticism at the piano with serious musical poetry. At what became a CD release concert for much of the music on this album, fans in the 1,800-seat Segerstrom Center responded with great enthusiasm... Yuko signed CDs at intermission with the longest lines I've seen in years. Put this LP on your turntable and you will know why.
Yuko Mabuchi plays Miles Davis is one of those albums that can be appreciated just as much for its recording quality as it can for its musical success... Audiophiles should not miss this 'full holographic version' 45RPM vinyl pressing and experience hall ambience in a 360° effect on your favorite audio system!
- 180g Vinyl
- Mastering Engineers: Steve Hoffman, Arian Jansen & Bob Attiyeh
- Vinyl Mastering: Bernie Grundman
- Made in Germany
- Milestones (Miles Davis)
- Nardis (Miles Davis)
- So What (Miles Davis)
- Ikumi's Lullaby (Yuko Mabuchi)