1988 Yutaka Yokokura – Yutaka

Yutaka is an album by Yutaka Yokokura, released in 1988.

Yutaka Yokokura (横倉 裕) is a Japanese pianist, keyboardist, kotoist, arranger and composer. He recorded three albums with GRP Records. He previously recorded an album, Love Light, in 1978 by Alfa Records Japan. The album received an American release in 1981 on ALFA international America, with the title single, featuring a lead vocal by Patti Austin, reaching #81 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tracks

1  Colors Of The Wind (Yutaka Yokokura) 04:39
2  Warm And Sunny Sunday Morning (Yutaka Yokokura; Dan Kuramoto) 05:27
3  Peach Blossom Spring (Yutaka Yokokura; Oscar Castro Neves) 06:34
4  Dreamland (Yutaka Yokokura; Bunny Hull) 04:00
5  Akatombo / Red Dragonfly (Yutaka Yokokura; Misao Miki) 01:30
6  Night Wave (Yutaka Yokokura) 05:38
7  Living Inside Of Your Love (Yutaka Yokokura; Bunny Hull) 04:18
8  The Shadows (Yutaka Yokokura; Don Grusin) 04:23
9  OutDoor Life (Don Grusin) 04:05
10  Aurora (Yutaka Yokokura) 05:10
11  Reflections (Don Grusin) 02:27

Musicians

1 Colors Of The Wind

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarCarlos Rios
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
PercussionLuis Conte


2 Warm And Sunny Sunday Morning

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
CavaquinhoOscar Castro Neves
KotoYutaka Yokokura
Fender RhodesYutaka Yokokura
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace
VocalsYutaka Yokokura
VocalsPauline Wilson


3 Peach Blossom Spring

BassFreddie Washington
DrumsCarlos Vega
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionYutaka Yokokura


4 Dreamland

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
SaxGary Herbig
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBunny Hull
VocalsYutaka Yokokura


5 Akatombo / Red Dragonfly

KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
PianoYutaka Yokokura


6 Night Wave

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
KotoYutaka Yokokura
Fender RhodesYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
French HornAlan Robinson
French HornEugene Sherry
French HornGale Robinson
SaxGary Herbig
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionYutaka Yokokura


7 Living Inside Of Your Love

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
SaxGary Herbig
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsYutaka Yokokura
Background VocalsBunny Hull
VocalsPauline Wilson


8 The Shadows

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarTim Weston
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura


9 OutDoor Life

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarTim Weston
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsDon Grusin


10 Aurora

GuitarCarlos Rios
KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
PercussionEveraldo Ferreiro
PercussionLuis Conte


11 Reflections

KotoYutaka Yokokura
KeyboardsYutaka Yokokura
PianoYutaka Yokokura
ProgrammingJeff Fair

Liner Notes

Producer – Don Grusin, Yutaka Yokokura
Producer (Executive) – Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen
Arranged By – Yutaka Yokokura
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Tracks 2, 4, 6)
Conductor – Yutaka Yokokura
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Don Murray
Mixed By (Assistant) – Leslie Ann Jones
Recorded By – Geoff Gillette, Yutaka Yokokura
Recorded By (Assistant) – Greg Scott, Bob Macias, David Glover, Steve Holroyd

Design – Andy Baltimore, Dan Serrano, David Gibb, Dave Kunze, Ivan Salgado
Photography – Diane Rubinger

Distributed By – MCA Distributing Corporation
Manufactured By – GRP Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – GRP Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – GRP Records, Inc.
Digital Edited At CMS, Pasadena, CA
Mixed At Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Monterey Studios, Glendale, CA
Recorded At Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Sunset Studios, Hollywood, CA