Recordings

2017-11-04
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Artwork Mamiko Taira: Secret (limited press)
Released 2017/11/2
Mamiko Taira (vo), Nobuki Takamen (g), Yoshi Waki (b).
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Artwork Smithonian Folkway Recordings: SFW 45083
Dan Zanes and Friends: Lead Belly, Baby!
Released 2017/9/22
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Artwork Wise Cat Records WC0001
Kenny Shanker: The Witching Hour
Released 2017/6/28
Kenny Shanker (as), Daisuke Abe (g), Mike Eckroth (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Brian Fishler (ds).
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Artwork Greg Merritt: New York Sexy
Released 2015/11
Greg Merritt (g), Tommy Mattioli (vib), Mike Eckroth (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Brian Fishler (ds).
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Artwork Sonia De Los Santos: Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island
Festival Five Records FFR021
Released 2015/10/30
Sonia De Los Santos (vo, g), Dan Zanes (vo, g), Yoshi Waki (b), Colin Brooks (ds).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Best 2005–2015
Universal Music UCCQ 1048
Released 2015/10/14
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), John Davis (ds).
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Artwork Alicia Morrissey: Wishing You Magic
Released 2015/9/25
Alicia Morrissey (vo), Daisuke Abe (g), Mike Eckrorth (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Pete Zimmer (ds).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Syncopation Hazard
Universal Music UCCQ 1043
Released 2015/7/15
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), John Davis (ds).
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Artwork Hiroshi Kubo: Healing with Love
Released 2015/7/6
Toru Dodo, Ayako Shirasaki, Yoichi Uzeki (pf), Yoshi Waki, Noriko Ueda (b), Hiroshi Kubo (ds).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Live at Blue Note Tokyo
Universal Music UCBJ 1007
Released 2014/12/17
Best Popular Recording, the 27th Music Pen Club Award
Benny Bennack III (tp), Jaleel Shaw (as), Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Kendrick Scott (ds).
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Artwork Lizzie Thomas: Santa Baby
released 2014/12
Lizzie Thomas (vo), Janelle Reichman (cl), Ron Affif (g), Xavier Davis (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Alvester Garnett (ds).
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Artwork Kenny Shanker: Action City
Posi-Tone Records PR8130
released 2014/10/21
Kenny Shanker (as), Daisuke Abe (g), Mike Eckroth (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Brian Fishler (ds).
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Artwork Steven Blane: Kill Me Nice
Released 2014/9/24
Steven Blane (vo), Kathleen Doran (tp), Roman Ivanoff (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Frank Levatino (ds).
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Artwork Josh Levinson: Depend on Me
Released 2014/4/28
Josh Levinson (tp), David Gibson (tb), Caleb Curtis (ts), Jeb Patton (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Kevin Kenner (ds).
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Artwork Sabrina Silver: Freshman
Released 2014/4/6
Sabrina Silver (vo), Billy Test (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Anthony Pinciotti (ds).
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Artwork Lizzie Thomas: Easy to Love
Released 2013/10/29
Antoine Drye (tp), Janelle Reichman (cl), Frank Lacey (tb), Ron Affif (g), Xavier Davis (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Alvester Garnett, Frank Levatino (ds).
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Artwork Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra: I Go Humble
Zoho Music ZM 201312
Released 2013/10/8
Kevin Brian, Eli Asher, Kelly Pratt (tp), Ryan Keberle, Alan Ferber (tb), Travis Sullivan, Sean Nowell, Lauren Sevian (reeds), Art Hirahara (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Joe Abbatantuono (ds), Ian Cook (perc, prog).
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Artwork Coalescence: Coalescence
Released 2013/6/13
Kenny Shanker (as), Daisuke Abe (g), Mike Eckroth (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Brian Fishler (ds).
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Artwork Elena Moon Park: Rabbit Days and Dumplings
Festival Five Records FFR018
Released 2012/9/25
Dan Zanes (vo, g), Wu Man (pipa), Kronos Quartet (str), Ikue Mori (electronics), etc.
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Artwork Danny Walsh: Entering In
Released 2012/9
Danny Walsh (ts), Bill Mobley (tp), Joey Lunsford (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Lenny White (ds).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Still Working
Universal Music UCCJ 2096
Released 2012/5/23
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Larry Grenadier, Yoshi Waki (b), Bernard Purdie, John Davis (ds).
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Artwork Hope Harris: Picasso, That’s Who! (and So Can You!)
Holcomb Rock Road
Rob Friedman (g, b, key, perc), Nadia Ackerman (vo), Elena Moon Park (vln), Isabel Castellvi (vcl), Yoshi Waki (b), Rich Mercurio (ds). Released 2012/5/22
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Artwork Dan Zanes & Friends: Little Nut Tree
Festival Five Records FFR016
Released 2011/9/27
Dan Zanes, (vo, g), Sharon Jones, Shawana Kemp, Rankin’ Don, Donald Saaf, Sonia De Los Santos, The Sea Rascals, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Barbara Brousal, Joan Osborne (vo), Andrew Bird (vo, vln), Tareq Abboushi (vo, buzuq). Elena Moon Park (vo, tp, vln), Saskia Lane, Yoshi Waki, Dennis Bakarron (b), Geourge Rush (tuba), Simon Kirke, Jerry Malotta, Colin Brooks, Christopher Davies (ds), Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng (perc).
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Artwork Avi Rothbard: The Avi Rothbard Quintet Live at NYC
Released 2011 (free download)
Wayne Escoffery (ts), Avi Rothbard (g), Rick Germanson (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Pete Zimmer (ds).
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Artwork Kenny Shanker: Steppin' Up
Posi-Tone Records PR8087
Released 2011/9/6
Kenny Shanker (as), Art Hirahara, Mike Eckroth (pf), Lage Lund (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Brian Fishler (ds).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Reminiscence
Universal Music UCCJ 2090
Released 2011/8/24
Jazz Album of the Year, Nissan Presents Jazz Japan Award 2011
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Larry Grenadier, Yoshi Waki (b), Bernard Purdie, John Davis (ds).
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Artwork Art Hirahara: Noble Path
Posi-Tone Records PR8074
Released 2011/5/3
Art Hirahara (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Dan Aran (ds).
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Artwork Mike Eckroth: Sombrío
Released 2011/1
David Smith (tp), Terry Goss (ts), Mike Eckroth (pf), Ben Street, Yoshi Waki (b), Jakubu Griffin, Jordan Perlson (ds).
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Artwork Carol Leven: Between the Lines
Bickytown Records
Released 2010/4
Carol Leven (vo), Eric Person (ts), Rick Stone (g), Danny Mixon (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Chuck Ferruggia (ds).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Runnin’ Wild
Universal Music UCCJ 2077
Released 2009/10/7
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Janelle Reichman (cl), Tim Collins (vib), Avi Rothbard (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Luca Santaniello (ds).
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Artwork Greg Purnhagen: Desiderio
Purfect Productions
Released 2009/9
Greg Purnhagen (vo), Ravi Best (tp), Ryan Keberle (tb), Kurt Stockdale (ts), Dave Cook (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Chad Hochberg (ds), Johnny Durkin (perc).
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Artwork Robin Filippone: Robin Filippone
Released 2009/6
Robin Filippone (vo), Chris Persad (tp), Mark Brandenburg (g), Ted Brancato (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Victor Jones (ds).
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Artwork Russ Spiegel: Transplants
Ruzztone Music 1001
Released 2009/4/7
Colin Bridgestock, Sharif Kales, Charlie Porter, Dave Smith, Kenny Lavender, Jam es Smith (tp), Michael Boscarino, Jack Davis, John Yao, Darrell Hendricks (tb), Arun Luthra, Dan Pratt, Tim Armacost, Craig Yaremko, Frank Basile (reeds), Rachel Eckroth (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Owen Howard (ds), Michael Camacho (vo).
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Artwork Sarah Corman: Happy Little Tune
Released 2009/3/17
Sarah Corman (vo), Bryn Roberts (pf), Anthony Wilson (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Mark Ferber (ds), Corrina Albright (vla), Jody Redhage (vcl).
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Artwork Dan Zanes and Friends: The Welcome Table: Songs of Inspiration, Mystery, and Good Times
Festival Five Records
Released 2009/2/10
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Artwork Midori Ikeda: Time He Gave Me
Mid Corporation
Released 2008/11/6
Midori Ikeda (pf), Mike Rodriguez (tp), Irwin Hall (ts, cl), Pauline Kim (vln, vla), Christine Kim (vcl), Paul Meyers (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Quincy Davis (ds), Kahli Kwame Bell (perc), Toru Dodo (arr).
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Artwork The Reformationists: Debut Demo
Released 2008/9/1
Mimi Ferraro (vo) Ferg O’Sullivan (g), Cat Fong (vln), Yoshi Waki (b), Adriane Palikat (ds).
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Artwork Michael Watford: As (Remixes)
Soundmen on Wax SOW 502
with Takaya Nagase
Released 2008/8/1
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Artwork Bill Ware: Wonder Full
Random Chance Records RCD 036
Released 2008/5/20
Bill Ware (vib, key, prog, vo), Yoshi Waki (b), Jamie Affoumado (ds), Dean Bowman (vo), Helen Wood (vo).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: After Hours
Universal Music UCCJ 2065
Released 2008/2/27
Jazz Album of the Year, the 23rd Japan Gold Disc Award
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Avi Rothbard (g), Yoshi Waki (b).
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Artwork Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra: Enjoy!
Koch Records KOC CD 4432
Released 2008/1/22
Alicia Rau, Colin Brigstocke, Kelly Pratt, Taylor Haskins (tp), Noah Bless, J. Walter Hawkes, Kevin Schmidt (tb), Travis Sullivan, Arun Luthra, Sean Nowell, Steve Welsh, Lauren Sevian (reeds), Art Hirahara (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Joe Abbatantuono, Brian Fishler (ds), Alex Fortuit (perc, prog).
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Artwork Eric Alabaster: Paghel Meshugah: The Loco Love Music of Eric Alabaster
Alabaster Muzik
Released 2007/8/7
Duane Eubanks (tp), Roy Nathanson (ts, ss), Jay Vilnai (g), Anjana Roy (sitar), Aziz Peerzada (vo), Martha Hyde (cl), Jackie Henderson (bassoon), Yoshi Waki (b), Eric Alabaster (ds), Mohamed Salim (tabla).
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Artwork Billy Fox: Kaidan Suite
Gozen Reiji Records GR001
Released 2007/3/29
Billy Fox (composition), Tim Collins (vib), John Savage (fl), Gary Pickard (bcl), Chris Hoffman (vcl), Yasushi Nakamura, Yoshi Waki (b), Arei Sekiguchi (ds).
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Artwork v.a.: Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook, Vol. 1
Old Town School
with Dan Zanes and Friends
Released 2006/10/24
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Artwork Dexter Porter: Crazy She Calls Me
Verdict Records
Released 2006/9/26
Dexter Porter (vo), Yayoi Ikawa (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Noel Parris (ds).
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Artwork Jacob Varmus: All the Things We Still Can Be
Craw’s Kin Records
Released 2006/7/14
Jacob Varmus (tp), Toru Dodo (p), Nate Radley (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Brian Woodruff (ds), Chris Komer (hr).
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Artwork Dan Zanes and Friends: Catch that Train!
Festival Five Records FFR009
Released 2006/5/16
Best Musical Album for Children, the 49th Annual Grammy Awards
Dan Zanes (vo, g, mandolin, harmonica), Barbara Brousal (vo, g, mandolin), Cynthia Hopkins, Rachelle Garniez (vo, accordion), Warren Zanes, Andrew Mocker (g), Sophia Mocker (vo, vln), Lyris Hang (vln), Bob Sullivan (tin whistle), Rankin’ Don, Wunmi, Natalie Merchant (vo), Donald Saaf (vo, balalaika), Yoshi Waki (b, perc), Jerry Malotta, Colin Brooks (ds), Rob Friedman (pf, org, perc), Tilly (perc).
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Artwork Chihiro Yamanaka: Universal a Go Go!
Universal Music UCCU 1096
(opening and closing tracks)
Released 2006/3/29
Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Yoshi Waki (b, banjo, cabasa), Jim Clouse (woodblock).
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Artwork Inbar Fridman: She Had
Released 2005
Inbar Fridman (g), Will Vinson, John Ellis (sax), Yoshi Waki (b), Chris Higginbottom, Bill Campbell (ds).
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Artwork Peter Stoltzman: Cycles
Released 2005
The 5th Annual Independent Music Awards Finalist
Dayna Stephens (ts), Peter Stoltzman (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Charles Haynes (ds).
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Artwork Dan Zanes and Friends: All Around the Kitchen! Crazy Videos & Concert Songs! (DVD)
Festival Five Records FFR008
Released 2005/8/30
Dan Zanes (vo, mandolin), Barbara Brousal (vo, g), Cynthia Hopkins (vo, accordion), Yoshi Waki (b), Colin Brooks (ds).
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Artwork Alex Levin: Night & Distance
Released 2005/1/20
Alex Levin (pf), Diallo House, Yoshi Waki (b), Ismael Lawal, Taylor Davis (ds).
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Artwork String Vindaloo: A String Quartet Tribute to Massive Attack
Vitamin Records VIT 8747
Released 2005/1/4
Keiko Ishibashi (vln, vla), Kaoru Ishibashi (vln, prog), Rashaad Eggleston, Okkyung Lee, Jared Snyder (vcl), Yoshi Waki (b), Mathias Künzli (perc).
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Artwork Antonio Barbagallo: Colemania
Ollio Records
Released 2004
Antonio Barbagallo (vo, g), BeeBee (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Bill Campbell (ds).
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Artwork Dan Zanes and Friends: Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg
Festival Five Records FFR007
Released 2004/9/14
Dan Zanes (vo, g, mandolin), Barbara Brousal (vo, g), Cynthia Hopkins (vo, accordion), Rankin’ Don (vo), Yoshi Waki (b), Colin Brooks (ds, perc), Donald Saaf (vo, banjo), Mark Ribot (g), Simon Kirke (ds).
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Artwork Dan Zanes and Friends: Sea Music
Festival Five Records
Released 2004/4/27
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Artwork Tom Chang: Tom Chang Quartet
Released 2003
Tom Chang (g), Bruce Williamson (reeds), Yoshi Waki (b), Take Toriyama (ds).
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Artwork Dan Zanes and Friends: House Party
Festival Five Records FFR006
Released 2003/10/3
Dan Zanes (vo, g, mandolin), Barbara Brousal (vo, g), Cynthia Hopkins (vo, accordion), Rankin’ Don (vo), Yoshi Waki (b, g, tenor banjo), Simon Kirke, Bernice Brooks (ds, perc), Phillip Glass (pump organ), Angelique Kidjo (vo).
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Artwork Alison Jolicour: The Light I See
Released 2003
Alison Jolicoeur (vo, pf), Mike Muller (g), Richie Viruet (tp), Yoshi Waki (b), Brock Seiler (ds).
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Artwork PBS: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre (DVD)
Kultur D2932
with Don York (title track)
Released 2003/2/3
Don York (org), Tim Morey (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Bobby Economou (ds).
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Artwork Jarkko Palokas: 3+
Released 2000
Brian Bleach (ts), Jarkko Palokas (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Karen Kocharyan (ds).
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Artwork The Berklee Rainbow All Stars: Who Knows? – Music by Manuel Perovic
Released 1999
Manuel Perovic (composition), Elke Woerndle (vo), Michael Shobe (tp), Phil Wilson (tb), Scott Boni (as, ss), Bob Raynolds (ts), Motohiko Ichino (g), Chihiro Yamanaka (pf), Laura Friedman (vib), Yoshi Waki (b), Joerg Mikula (ds).
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Artwork v.a.: Summa Cum Jazz vol.2 – The Guitar Album
BMG Jazz Foundations D12822
with Jaleel Shaw Quintet
Released 1999
Jaleel Shaw (as), Henrik Sundman (g), Milan Milanović (pf), Yoshi Waki (b), Kendrick Scott (ds).
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Artwork v.a.: Discover Berklee
Berklee College of Music BCSPCD17
with Jaleel Shaw Quartet
Released 1998 (promotion only)
Jaleel Shaw (as), Avi Rothbard (g), Yoshi Waki (b), Charles Haynes (ds).
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Artwork Hiroko Mochida: Way of Water
Madelaine Records MARE 003
Released 1997
Mochida Hiroko (vo, pf), Toshiyuki Sakai (as), Hajime Matsuda (g), Yoshinori Waki (b), Seiji Komatsu (perc).
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Artwork v.a.: From Artists
Dill’s Company Inc. DISK 1001
with Hiroko Mochida
Released 1995
re-released from Madeleine Records MARE 003

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