Mito’s soulful phrasing make potentially worn-out songs like “Bye Bye Blackbird,” Ellington’s “Satin Doll” and the immortal jazz standard “Body and Soul” sound fresh and new.
Reviewed by all-about-jazz, Edward Blanco
Ms Yuka Mito’s performance at Jazz at Kitano on 10/17/13 was superb, she captured the audience with her soulful sound on ballads and her swinging uptempo tunes. Yuka’s program consisted of a nice mixture of medium to uptempo tunes, ballads, sambas and some jazz standards done with a Latin feel all performed wonderfully. Bravo Yuka !…..
Review by Gino Moratti, Artistic Director-Jazz at Kitano – October 2013