Same Girl (album)

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Same Girl
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
Recorded2010; Nilento Studios
(Gothenburg, Sweden,)
GenreInternational jazz, bossa nova
Length47:08
LabelACT Music
ProducerAxel Matignon, Lars Danielsson, Jae Jin In
Na Yoon-Sun chronology
Voyage
(2008)
Same Girl
(2010)
Lento
(2013)

Same Girl is the seventh studio album by a Korean jazz vocalist, Na Yoon-Sun, released on 17 August 2010 in Germany. The album contains eleven songs by Na Yoon-Sun. The styles of the album are Korean, North/East Asian Traditions. The album is her second release as a leader of ACT Music, after spending a decade with a French band. The materials from sources are as diverse as Randy Newman, Sergio Mendes, and Metallica. She kept the same ensemble as she worked on "Voyage" - guitarist Ulf Wakenius, bassist Lars Danielsson and percussionist Xavier Desandre Navarre. With her talents in treating each syllable in acrobatics and other vocal techniques recorded in "Same Girl" reinforces her reputation.

Na shows her sense of humor in many of the tracks. In her song, "Pancake", she talks about how much she likes to consume her favorite fast foods like ice cream, donuts and milkshake. Her interpretation of Randy Newman's "Same Girl" is a solo performance that carries a genuine emotion. Na arranges a Korean traditional folk song in this album, and create a mass version of Kangwondo Arirang. Then she does again in her next album, Lento, with a title, Arirang, which she performs in a closing ceremony Sochi Winter Olympic in 2014. Na sings in her "Song of No Regrets" with Lars Danielsson's cello. The song "Moondog" by Terry Cox contains Na's kazoo solo, Ulf Wakenius's guitar and Xavier Desandre Navarre's drum. She also shows her scat style in her song, "Breakfast in Bagdhad".

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Discogs3.83/5 stars[1]
AllaboutJazz3.5/4 stars[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The "Same Girl" remains number 1 in the jazz charts in France. The album also reached to the top 40 of the pop charts. She has been awarded the French Gold Award for selling 50,000 copies.[3] The album reached #38 in France and # 89 in Germany.[4] She also received the ECHO, 2011 for Best International Jazz Vocalist of the Year. The "Same Girl" clearly got a full attention in France. She has been awarded the French Gold Award for selling 50,000 copies.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Favorite Things"Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers4:00
2."My Name Is Carnival"Jackson C. Frank4:02
3."Breakfast In Baghdad"Ulf Wakenius5:56
4."Uncertain Weather"Na Yoon-Sun3:22
5."Song Of No Regrets"Lani Hall, Sergio Mendes3:45
6."Kangwondo Arirang"Trad. Korean4:06
7."Enter Sandman"Metallica4:52
8."Same Girl"Randy Newman4:14
9."Moondog"Terry Cox4:10
10."Pancake"Na Yoon Sun3:36
11."La Chanson D'Hélène"Jean Loup Dabadie, Philippe Sarde5:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Na Yoon-Sun - Vocal, Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Kalimba, Kazoo
  • Roland Brival - Narration Special Guest on track 11
  • Lars Danielsson - Bass, Cello
  • Xavier Desandre-Navarre - Percussion
  • Ulf Wakenius - Guitar
  • Axel Matignon and Lars Danielsson - Recording producers
  • Jae Jin In - Executive Producer Hub Music Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discogs review".
  2. ^ "The All about Jazz review".
  3. ^ "Records in France for the Same Girl".
  4. ^ "Discography in France". Lescharts.
  5. ^ [http:// www.younsunnah.com/?p=447 "French Gold Award"] Check |url= value (help).