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Piano Nightly Digital MP3 Album
Singer/songwriter/pianist Akiko Yano, whose distinctive vocal style and unique blending of jazz and pop music has gained her an international following, released Piano Nightly, her third Nonesuch album, in May of 1996. On this release, Yano offers that same kind of intimate, confessional songwriting, inflected with a delicate Orientalism. In addition to her own songs, one a collaboration with guitarist Pat Metheny, the album’s 15 selections include several covers of well-known Japanese ballads from the past 20 years, as well as a lyrical reworking of the Young Rascals’ popular hit “How Can I Be Sure.” Featuring only her singing and piano, Piano Nightly showcases Yano’s varied musical influences.