Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kimiko Kasai - Butterfly

Year : 1979
Label : CBS/Sony
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk

For her fifteenth album, Kimiko recruits Herbie Hancock and his Jazz Funk band, the Headhunters. The band is formed by Paul Jackson, Alphonse Mouzon, Bill Summers and Benny Maupin plus the adding of Webster Lewis. Titles include six tracks composed by Herbie Hancock, two extract from Sunlight album released in 1977 (I Thought It Was You & Sunlight), Tell Me A Bedtime Story (from  Fat Albert Rotunda - 1969) and his classic Maiden Voyage (Jazz Standard). The vocoder, popularized by the german band Kraftwerk, is prevalent on this album that Herbie uses first once in 1977, as evidenced Stevie Wonder' As, I Thought It Was You & Sunlight. All tracks produced, mixed and recorded by David Robinson & Herbie Hancock at CBS studio in Tokyo.

Kimiko Kasai_vocals
Herbie Hancock_keyboards, vocoder
Bennie Maupin_tenor & alto saxophone
Paul Jackson_bass
Alphonse Mouzon_drums
Bill Summers_percussion
Webster Lewis_piano, synthesizer

01. I Thought It Was You
02. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
03. Head In The Clouds
04. Maiden Voyage
05. Harvest Time
06. Sunlight
07. Butterfly
08. As
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