A Talent Deserving Wider Recognition
This little lady from Japan commands the B-3 with the soul of Richard "Groove" Holmes and the "scream" of Brother Jack McDuff. If you're a fan of funky feel-good soul jazz organ, give this disc a try. Best tracks are the explosive opener, "J's Groove"; "Killing Me Softly", which reminded me of the way that Earland used to "burn" ballads into mid-tempo swingers; and the hard driving, shuffling title track. This disc is worth the downloads. Keep an eye on Ms. Akiko, she is definitely a TDWR.