While I was wrapping up work on the first season of Musicwhore.org Podcast, Kevin e-mailed me about another new Hatakeyama Miyuki album in the works:
This new release from Hatakeyama may make up for what Summer Clouds, Summer Rain didn’t do. Because of their combined performance at the Fuji Rock Festival this year, Hatakeyama and ASA-CHANG will be collaborating on a new album, featuring members from Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. The big-band-styled album will include covers of Misora Hibari classics as well as jazz standards. If Hatakeyama’s the only featured vocalist, then the prospects of this album already sound fantastic.
Indeed. CD Japan announced the album has an Oct. 3 release date. The title has yet to be determined.