Project i. b. first CD “ singing naked” contains 11 songs with 15 musicians, piano, bass, drums, percussion, guitar, flute, tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, and voice.
It opens with 1960's Japanese Latin hit song with English lyrics (Track 1) with a hard swinging jazz arrangement, then a classic Latin tune (Track 2) with a super fun brass arrangement, Bossa Nova tune with lots of interesting percussion sounds (Track 3), the Great American Songbook (Track 5 & 9), a classic Paul Mauriat's 1960's Greatest Hit tune with a twisted arrangement (Track 7), and 5 brand new original songs written by i.b. (Track 4, 6, 8, 10, 11).
Each song has a different set of musicians, from piano and voice duo to 7-piece dynamic rhythm and brass arrangement and voice.
This album is i. b. (ai-bee) ‘s life / love story, began in Tokyo to now in Los Angeles.
We believe that you value what we value, process of music making, so we would like to ask you $100 + for this music CD. Your generosity will be a gesture to show your respect for 15 musicians, 4 arrangers, 3 recording studios, and 5 engineers. We strongly believe that our final product is priceless! We are taking pre-order now (please just email us, we need some encouragement!) to join our future private event, hopefully sometime in 2021 depending on the situation at the time.
Hope you enjoy this eclectic sounds: Be-bop to pop, with call and response jazz improvisation solos and i.b.'s sensual voice. If you like this CD, any donation for our next project is also highly appreciated.