Ayako Hosokawa A Whisper Of Love on Numbered 180g LP
Also Available on 24K Gold CD!
Ayako Hosokawa was the darling of Three Blind Mice Records. Her sweet and charming demeanor was perfectly matched to a honey-dripped alto and playful interpretations. She had two early-career hits for Tee Fujii's label, To Mr. Wonderful and No Tears, both popular releases for the singer.
But there is a special place in many jazz-vocal-lovers' hearts for her 1993 effort A Whisper of Love, a late hit for TBM and an enduring classic in East Asian countries. Working with top-notch American session players (Tee Carson, Jimmie Smith, Ray Loeckle and John Hettel) and recorded in her adopted home of San Francisco, Hosokawa has never been smoother or more comfortable than she is here.
Now A Whisper Of Love is appearing on 180g vinyl and 24K Gold CD for the first time courtesy of Impex Records. They've also shortened the playlist and created new artwork for the jacket's back. The eight tracks are the finest example of Ayako Hosokawa's vocal and interpretive prowess: smoothly swinging and delightfully playful. This is a rare opportunity to experience Three Blind Mice's premiere singer in a surprising new way.
• Ayako's mid-period classic, now available for the first time on 180-gram LP and 24K Gold CD
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• New photographs of the artist from the Three Blind Mice/Sony Music Archive
• Shortened playlist
• New artwork for the jacket's back