Akiko Yano

矢野顕子 (Yano Akiko)

Also known as A. Yano, Akiko Yamo, Akiko Yono, Akko, Akko Yano, 矢野 顕子, 矢野あきこ, 矢野あき子, 矢野顕子, Yano, Yano Akiko
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Discography of Akiko Yano:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Harusaki-Kobeni 4 Audio 1996
2 峠のわが家 9 Audio 1986 Midi Inc.
3 Ai Ga Nakucha Ne 11 Audio 1993-09-21
4 ただいま 2 Audio 1981 Japan Record
5 いろはにこんぺいとう 2 Audio 1977 Philips
6 Go Ha N Ga De Ki Ta Yo 2 Audio 1980 Japan Record
7 Piano Nightly 15 Audio 1995-10-21
8 春咲小紅 2 Audio 1981-02-01 Japan Record
9 ごはんができたよ 10 Audio 1982-12-15 Japan Record
10 ごはんができたよ 14 Audio 1986 Midi Inc.
11 ただいま。 9 Audio 1993-09-21 Midi Inc.
12 Home Music 13 Audio 1988-01-01 MIDI Inc.
13 ただいま。 9 Audio 1981-05-01 Japan Record
14 Ai Ga Nakucha Ne 11 Audio 1982 Japan Record
15 オーエス オーエス 10 Audio 1986 Midi Inc.
16 Ai Ga Nakucha Ne 11 Audio 1988 MIDI Inc.
17 Ai Ga Nakucha Ne 11 Audio 1986 MIDI Inc.
18 峠のわが家 9 Audio 1986 Midi Inc.
19 峠のわが家 9 Audio 1988 Midi Inc.
20 Super Folk Song 13 Audio 1992-06-01
21 Love Is Here 10 Audio 1993-06-02
22 Welcome Back 10 Audio 1989 Midi Inc.
23 東京は夜の7時 10 Audio 1979 Philips
24 Presto 5 Audio 2006-02-01 Yamaha Music Communications
25 Love Life 12 Audio 1993 Nonesuch
26 Good Evening Tokyo 11 Audio 1988 Midi Inc.
27 Irohani-Konpeitou 10 Audio 2002-10-23 Japan Record
28 オーエス オーエス 11 Audio 1984
29 Irohani-Konpeitou 10 Audio 1977 Philips
30 長月 神無月 13 Audio 1976 Philips
31 Japanese Girl 10 Audio 1994-05-25 Japan Record
32 長月 神無月 14 Audio 1992-12-21 Japan Record
33 Irohani-Konpeitou 10 Audio 1994-05-25 Japan Record
34 Tokimeki 9 Audio 1994-05-25 Japan Record
35 東京は夜の7時 9 Audio 1994-05-25 Japan Record
36 Asoko No Akko-Chan 12 Audio 1994-05-25 Japan Record
37 Queen Songs 8 Audio 1993-08-21 Midi Inc.
38 Akiko Yano Collection 121 Audio 1993-05-21 Midi Inc.
39 Demae Concert 11 Audio 1994-07-21 Midi Inc.
40 春咲小紅 / Akiko Yano Best Selection 14 Audio 1994 Midi Inc.
41 Yohji Yamamoto Collection Music The Show Vol.3 9 Audio 1995-01-30 Consipio Records
42 On The Air 12 Audio 1992-09-21 Midi Inc.
43 Harusaki-Kobeni 3 Audio 1996-09-23
44 Girlfriends Forever 2 Audio 1999-05-21 Epic
45 Go Girl 12 Audio 1999-08-04 Epic
46 Home Girl Journey 15 Audio 2000-11-01 Epic
47 Reverb 11 Audio 2002-03-20
48 ホントのきもち 10 Audio 2004-10-27 Yamaha Music Communications
49 はじめてのやのあきこ 7 Audio 2006-03-08 Yamaha Music Communications
50 Imamendo - Akiko Yano 30th 38 Audio 2006-08-23 Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc.


Born Akiko Suzuki in 1955, (Tokyo, Japan), Akiko Yano studied jazz piano in high school and recorded her first album, Japanese Girl, in 1976. To the familiar wispy, girlish voice of Japanese idoru, Yano added something different: a whimsical sense of mischief and the ability to simultaneously sing and improvise on the piano. Japanese Girl caused a sensation in the Japanese music scene, with Yano standing out from the J-pop scene of the time as something entirely original and different. After a failed marriage to Makoto Yano, the producer of Japanese Girl, she went on to become the wife and musical partner of Ryuichi Sakamoto, soundtrack auteur and former member of legendary '80s ele-pop unit Yellow Magic Orchestra. The partnership saw Yano join YMO on tour worldwide in the early '80s as support keyboardist, and she began to cultivate her own following in the US. Little Feat supported her on the West Coast, and she also participated in recordings with UK rock band Japan, led by David Sylvian (who still writes songs with Sakamoto), and Thomas Dolby. Separating from Sakamoto, she moved to New York in the '90s, where she now gigs regularly and records with a range of musicians, mostly in the jazz field.


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