Passion or a driven set of parents?

yanoMeet Saori Yano, saxophonist extraordinaire. I can help but wonder if this is what you get if insist upon your child puttin’ in the shed time? With the silly outburst of Amy Chua’s book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, mostly by white parents btw, I am reminded of the time that I hear one of my siblings complain about the parents not forcing the piano lessons.

You can find her albums on Amazon here. But there are quite a few videos of her performances on YouTube too. CHeck this one out:

Saori Yano

As many have said, is the Charlie Parker reincarnated as a pretty, teenage Japanese girl?  No matter how she got there, she really has some jazz chops.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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1 Response to Passion or a driven set of parents?

  1. Slawomir says:

    I’m 58 y.o. returning alto player. I fell in love with Saori and her way of carrying the tune right from the day one when I heard her. What an incredible musicality, sense of time and swing.
    There are no words to describe her genius.
    Thank you Gandalfe for bringing this female reincarnation of Ch.P. to the attention of the rest of the World !!!

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