Blue Selection by Inoue Yousui
A Good Guide from Pop Music to Jazz
There is a word which expresses jazz music, it is Blue. It came from blue notes, a kind of melody form. And the blue notes came from the blues, a kind of music styles. A half day should be necessary for explaining the history and origins. Moreover undecipherable words go on, except music lovers. So we decided to omit.
Blue Selection Inoue Yousui
1. Kazarija Nainoyo Namida wa
2. Kagi no Kazu
3. Dance wa Umaku Odorenai
4. Eiga ni Yuko
5. Usotsuki Diamond
6. Final Love Song
8. Haiiro no Yubisaki
10. Umi e Kinasai
11. Saigo no News
Without any classical jazz songs, you can feel the world of such a blue in the field of pop music. What makes it true? It is Blue Selection by Inoue Yousui, released in 2002. The album is his self-covered album in jazzy arrangement.
Speaking of Inoue Yousui, we have featured his album Kohri no Sekai. But no songs overlap and you will treat Blue Selection as a thing perfectly different from Kohri no Sekai after listening. This jazzy arrangement would be inevitably since the change of his voice quality. Never heard are his previous vocals like some boy soprano, but his mature vocals can be listened to. Adult voice of his suits jazz very much.
In 2002, Inoue Yousui was very active. In 2000s, only two original albums of his were released. However he released an original album Cassis in July of 2002 and in November, Blue Selection was published.
That would express how full and fruitful his work was. Each song in Blue Selection can tell the listeners so. His vocals are freely and elegantly flying like taking a playful gambol, in musical performances by some master hands. In 1970s that Kohri no Sekai was released, the beautiful jazzy world would not have been made true by him.
If you felt some awkward in listening to jazz songs, please take it easy and hear this album, a masterpiece which introduces jazz in pop music.
・Inoue Yousui Official Web Site (Japanese)
・Buy Blue Selection in Amazon.com
・Buy Blue Selection in Amazon.co.uk
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