Today on Ecléctico you're listening to a quirky and funky tune by Japanese singer and composer 佐井好子 (Yoshiko Sai in English). "変わり者" translates to "weirdo," which adds to the song's appeal. There's a wild sax solo on the song, too, that you'll dig. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from a listing on Dusty Groove.
"変わり者 (Weirdo)" by 佐井好子 (Yoshiko Sai)
2008 | Singer, songwriter, and composer from Nara, Japan
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Beautiful later work from Japanese singer Yoshiko Sai – but tracks that are every bit as sublime as her classics! Sai has this vocal range that's incredible – an ability to slide up and down the scale that's somewhere in the territory of Minnie Riperton or Kate Bush – even though the music here is nothing like theirs at all, as the instrumentation mixes fuller, soaring charts with some occasional stronger guitar lines – all set to superb lead vocals from Yoshiko, always at a level that's much more experimental than commercial. Lyrics are in Japanese throughout – as are the titles – but there's a very universal appeal to the record!
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