Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Bright Side of My Life

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Bright Side of My Life

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Kaoruko Pilkington

Bright Side Of My Life

Self Produced

Kaoruko Pilkington (vcl-all trks) Greg Hopkins (tp, flgn-trks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11) Rick Dimuzio (ts, ss-trks 3, 7, 8, 9,) Bob Pilkington (tb-trks 3, 5, 9) Mark Shilansky (p-trks 1, 2, 4, 10) Doug Johnson (p-trks 2, 6, 7, 8, 9) Keala Kaumeheiwa (b-all trks) Bob Tamagini (d-trks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11) Casey Sscheurell (d-trk 8). Westwood, MA during November and December 2013

Bright Size Life/All The Things You Are/What Is This Thing Called Love/On A Clear Day/Dreamsville/Boca De Siri/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/I'll Never Fall In Love Again/Just Squeeze Me/Night And Day/Early Autumn. TT 52:22

When this disc arrived my first thought was that this is just one of many female singers who are alright but nothing to write about. Well, was this reviewer in for a shock. Kaoruko Pilkington is quite a talent. She has quite a range, can scat but does it only enough to be effective. Her diction is fine. She also has great phrasing and gives the band members space to stretch out on many of the tunes. Mrs Pilkington was bom and raised in Tokyo, Japan. This lady was a pianist-singer in her native land for about 10 years. …

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