Jazz singer Atomi Hamada releases This Is Atomi, a five-track debut featuring songs she loved as jazz instrumental standards. Now, as a vocalist, she adds her voice as an instrument, giving a fresh dimension to songs that listeners have often heard without vocals.
This is intimate, close-quarters jazz, the absence of a drummer giving a soft mellowness to the recording.
In a quiet mood, Hamada starts with a wistful “Round Midnight”, a relaxed “Speak No Evil”, and a cheery “All The Things You Are”, continuing with the catchy “Ladies in Mercedes” and a reconstructed “Confirmation”, ending on a bebop high.
Leader: Atomi Hamada · 浜田亜東実 · http://atorin.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/
- Atomi Hamada – vocals
- Momo Nonami – piano
- Hiroaki Mizutani – bass
Released in 2017 by Atomi Hamada.
Here is a live performance of “Ladies in Mercedes”:
* Audio sample at top of page is an excerpt from track 3 on this album, “All The Things You Are”.