Selected Works Part 2 - 1976 to 1980

by Ryo Kawasaki

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badgervsbaboon Another incredible inclusion to the already wonderful collection that Nu Northern Soul is turning into. Getting better with each new release with classics in the back catalogue. SUPPORT ESSENTIAL.
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Mike Allin Nu Northern Soul set the gold standard again with this release!
Roy Kawasaki broke moulds and boundaries ut never got the accolades he really deserved until now!
Props to Phil Cooper & Ryo Kawasaki for making this release happen. Amazing stuff that is going to get some heavy rotation from me.
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    Another insight to the works of Ryo Kawasaki. This special edition vinyl comes with extensive sleevenotes and a poster insert, this is a limited run for Record Store Day 2017 and we kept a limited stock for our Bandcamp page.

    Stencil Artwork by Chris Maude
    Sleeve Notes by Marc Rowlands

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Such was the warmth of reception granted NuNorthern Soul's debut EP of Ryo Kawasaki music, the label's Phat Phil Cooper has decided upon a follow up. And having made over 25 albums in his almost five decade long career, there's plenty of Ryo's music to choose from.
 Once again, Phil Cooper has chosen to concentrate on Kawasaki's mid 1970s to early 1980s period, a time which saw the guitarist living in New York, surrounded by and often playing alongside some of the finest jazz players of the era. It was a time of much experiment with jazz music and few things propel Kawasaki more than experimentation. 
His mid 1970s period saw him explore what was to become known as jazz fusion music, a sometimes heavy-sounding variation, wild with revolutionary, new electronic sounds and steeped in funk and rock influences. From that period Kawasaki lead several album projects and the band Golden Dragon, upon whose recordings Kawasaki's famous, personally modified guitar synthesizer really comes to the fore.


released May 1, 2017

All tracks licensed by Ryo Kawasaki / Satellites Records / RYKA Music
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P - All tracks Ryo Kawasaki / Ryka Music (BMI)


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