By far my favorite Akiko performance is a duet that she did with Corinne Drewery (of Swing Out Sister) on the classic Jobim song, "Waters Of March"
Fun record! And here she sounds absolutely nothing like Karen Carpenter.
Thanks for posting that! I bought the song just now from iTunes (and also the album) as a result. I'm a big fan of Swing Out Sister, I've always loved Corinne Drewery's voice and I received an iTunes gift card recently so it was a no brainer. Plus now I have a new album and artist to explore.