Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper of Love
Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper of Love
Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper of Love
Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper of Love

Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper of Love

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Ayako Hosokawa, vocals

Tee Carson, piano

John Hettel, bass

Jimmie Smith, drums

Ray Loeckle, reeds

Shota Osabe, piano

Arranged by Shota Osabe (A3, B4), Toshihiko Ogawa


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : unspecified

Label : Impex Records

Original Label : Three Blind Mice

Recorded at Different Fur Studios, San Francisco CA on July 18, 1993

Engineered by Howard Johnston

Produced by Takeshi "Tee" Fujii*, Tomoyasu Nakano

Remastered by Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1993

Reissued in 2015



Side A :

            Dream a Little Dream of Me

            Too Young

            Sea of Love

            That’s All


Side B :

            Tea For Two

            These Foolish Things

            I Wish You Love

            It’s All in the Game


Reviews :

Returning to her early Three Blind Mice period form, Ayako Hosokawa delivered one of her most popular albums ever in 1993 with A Whisper of Love. Working with a fine ensemble of American jazz players (along with pianist Shota Osabe on two tracks), her delivery had developed a quiet confidence: relaxed and playful. Available for the first time ever on Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl LP, this great set of classic torch songs gives Ms. Hosokawa a matchless showcase for her melodious tone and buttery delivery. Impex Records has tightened up the running order for a more focused listening experience, including all the best tracks from the original album.

Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, you can once again enjoy one of TBM’s most popular singers in your listening room with the assurance of quality Impex is heralded for. Quiet surfaces allow the crystal clear tone to shine every time you play the LP, again and again.

A new design has been created for the back of the jacket, including new design elements and photos from the Three Blind Mice archive. The iconic front cover was left intact. Come experience anew this great TBM classic in its vital new form!


Ratings :

Discogs : 4,76 / 5

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