Though it is recently not so, jazz music had spent honeymoon time with films in old times. Japanese are mostly sentient of domestic movies rather than foreign motion pictures and I don't know it is right or wrong.
From The Movies
Released on Jan. 22, 2009
Berkeley Square Music
01. Someday My Prince Will Come
02. Stella by Starlight
04. It's You Or No One
05. The Day of Wine and Roses
Click 03 and you can listen for trial
Anyway, a Japanese jazz singer Williams Hiroko released her second album From The Movies in 2009. She marvelously sings five jazz tunes from old movies on the album as the title tells. It is not just that fondly they think of past. Looking for a real beautiful jazz, they reached old movie songs. As mentioned above, past films often used jazz music.
She sings five jazz songs in this album and you might not get satisfied with the volume. However, I can say the information content is a correct answer when it is considered as a concept album. She seems to show the difference between pop music and jazz exists in the variance whether you take this amount is the best or worst.
How is the most important thing; voice of Williams Hiroko? To mention wholeheartedly, it stands comparison with original movie numbers and so is very splendid. Most Japanese sing songs with English lyrics and sound odd. After studying in U.K. and hard training as a singer, Williams Hiroko released From The Movies which sings English songs without letting us feel uncomfortable. Her graceful vocal reminds us of scenery that resides as a background of the music. Of course, her feminine sex appeal lies in the songs and there favorably affects for real.
She released From The Musicals at the mostly same time. Here come the jazz masterpieces which have backgrounds. Why not enjoy?