Sakurako Ogyu

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Sakurako Ogyū ( Japanese 大 給 桜 子 , Ogyū Sakurako ; * around 1960) is a Japanese jazz pianist .

Sakurako Ogyū played in 1979 with Shoji Suzuki , with which the first recordings were made ( (New) Suzukake No Michi ). In 1981 she recorded her debut album Message from a Sheep with a quartet led jointly with vibraphonist Kiyoko Ami (with Yasuhisa Akutsu and Takaaki Nishikawa ) , on which she recorded jazz standards such as “ On Green Dolphin Street ”, “ Over the Rainbow ” and “ You and the Night and the Music ”. In 1982 the trio album Ballad Night (Carnival, with Satoshi Kosugi , bass, and Takaaki Nishikawa, drums) followed, with popular jazz numbers such as " My Funny Valentine ", " 'Round About Midnight " and " Whisper Not ". In 1984 she accompanied the singer Toshio Oida and recorded her third album Star Mythology with Isoo Fukui and Takaaki Nishikawa .

During a stay in New York in 1985, the trio production My Tender City was created with Marc Johnson and Jeff Williams . Ogyū's last album Deep in Autumn was the live recording of two concerts that she gave in 1990/91 with Mabumi Yamaguchi , Mitsuaki Furuno and George Ōtsuka at Tohoseimei Hall in Tokyo. In the field of jazz, the discographer Tom Lord lists them in eight recording sessions between 1979 and 1991.

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  1. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed August 31, 2017)