矢野顕子

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Akiko Yano (矢野 顕子, Yano Akiko?, born February 13, 1955) is a Japanese pop and jazz musician and singer. She was born as Akiko Suzuki (鈴木 顕子 Suzuki Akiko) in Tokyo and raised in Aomori, Aomori, and later began her singing career in the mid-1970s. Her vocals and singing style have been compared to British singer Kate Bush

She has recorded with Yellow Magic Orchestra and its members Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, as well as with Swing Out Sister, Pat Metheny, The Chieftains, Lyle Mays, members of Little Feat, David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Kenji Omura, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Mino Cinelu, Jeff Bova, Charlie Haden, Peter Erskine, Anthony Jackson, David Rhodes, Bill Frisell, Thomas Dolby, the band Quruli, Rei Harakami as yanokami and her daughter Miu Sakamoto.

She married and soon after divorced Makoto Yano, the producer of her first recording. She later married fellow musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, with whom she had a daughter, Miu Sakamoto. Yano separated from him in 1992, and the couple was divorced in August 2006.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1976 Japanese Girl 矢野顕子 1
1980 ごはんができたよ 矢野顕子 1
1984 オーエス オーエス 矢野顕子 1
1987 GRANOLA 矢野顕子 1
1988 GUDDO IIBUNINGU TOUKYOU 矢野顕子 1
1989 WELCOME BACK 矢野顕子 1
1991 LOVE LIFE 矢野顕子 1
1992 SUPER FOLK SONG 矢野顕子 1
1993 Love Is Here 矢野顕子 2
1994 ELEPHANT HOTEL 矢野顕子 1
1995 Piano Nightly 矢野顕子 2
1997 Oui Oui 矢野顕子 1
2000 Home Girl Journey 矢野顕子 2
2002 reverb 矢野顕子 1
2004 ホントのきもち 矢野顕子 1
2008 akiko 矢野顕子 1
2013 矢野顕子、忌野清志郎を歌う 矢野顕子 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Akiko Yano Compilation 矢野顕子 1
1996 ひとつだけ / the very best of 矢野顕子 Compilation 矢野顕子 1
2003 ピヤノアキコ。 ~the best of solo piano songs~ Compilation 矢野顕子 2
2006 いままでのやのあきこ Compilation 矢野顕子 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Get Together -LIVE IN TOKYO Live 矢野顕子 & 上原ひろみ 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん 〜よし、ジブリと一緒に作るぞ!〜 Soundtrack 矢野顕子 2
1999 ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん 家内安全は、世界の願い。 Soundtrack 矢野顕子 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 くまんばちがとんできた 矢野顕子 & 坂本美雨 1

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