Noriyuki Makihara: Songs From N.Y. & Songs From L.A. (2007)

A twofer for you here. These are albums of music by Japanese artist Noriyuki Makihara sung by western artists such as Marc Jordan Richard Page, Bobby Caldwell, Robbie Dupree, Kim Carnes and the list of Westcoast megastars goes on. The musicians are of the top-notch session variety as well.

The idea is that ‘Songs From L.A.’ have a west coast feel and ‘Songs From N.Y.’ have a…. well, you get the idea. The result are albums of highly polished music with a Westcoast / poppy feel.

LA Cover

NY Cover

Producers: Nobuhito Ikehata & Kaz Masumoto

Keyboards: Tom Keane, Bob James, Timothy Drury
Guitar: Charlie Mangold, Aaron Fleming, Hiram Bullock, Michael Landau, Tim Pierce, Michael Konan
Piano: Don Grusin
Bass: Will Lee, Eric Stern, Nate Brown, Leland “Lee” Sklar, Noel Freeman, Justin Andres
Drums: Omar Hakim, Vinnie Colaiuta, Stephan Litownick, Larry Williams
Strings: Matt Funes, Alyssa Park, Eric Hosler
Background Vocals: Jill Dell’ Abate, Terry Wood, Bernadetta Barlow, Bill Cantos, Joseph Williams, Wendy Fraser, Jason Scheff, Justin Andres
and many, many more…

Songs From N.Y.
1. Star Ferry: Tom Keane
2. 24hr Supermarket: Nathan East
3. Such A Lovely Place: Frankie Jordan
4. Far Away, Far Away: Alex Ligertwood
5. Anytime I Want To: Stephen Bishop
6. Milk: Bill Cantos
7. Stripe!: Peter Beckett
8. Penguin: Kelly Keagy
9. Happy Dance: Mark Jordan
10. Tag Team: Richard Page
11. On This Winter Night: Jamie Jones

Songs From L.A.
1. Answer: Bobby Caldwell
2. Darling: Tommy Funderburk
3. Yes: George Duke
4. Love Letter: Jason Scheff
5. Under The Doogwood Tree: Robbie Dupree
6. It’s Clear Sky Again Today: Kim Carnes
7. You’re My Angel Falling…: Joseph Williams
8. Cause You’re My Treasure: Justin Andres
9. North Wind: Bill Champlin
10. Home Sweet Home: Timothy Drury
11. Red Nose Reindeer: Bobby Kimball

Support the artist and Buy L.A.! Now Buy N.Y.!


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