via NuNorthern Soul: The five pieces of music you will hear on this selected works EP have been carefully chosen by NuNorthern Soul’s Phat Phil Cooper, culled from the long and highly varied recorded career of Ryo Kawasaki.
His boundary pushing catalogue of music, the exemplary musicians he has recorded with and his standing as one of the finest guitarists operating in jazz rock are however not the only remarkable things about Ryo Kawasaki’s life and legacy. A writer, arranger, musician, producer, electronics and software innovator, this well travelled, amateur astronomer has lead and continues to lead an extraordinary existence.
A1. Dreams for Radha Part I, II and III taken from ‘Mirror of my Mind’ 1979. 7m 51s
A2. You Are The Sunlight taken from ‘Little Tree’ 1980. 6m 15s
AA1. Frost Bite taken from ‘Sapporo’ 1980. 7m 50s
AA2. Hawaiian Caravan taken from ‘Ryo featuring Concierto De Aranjuez’ 1982. 5m 56s
AA3. Caravan taken from ‘Lucky Lady’ 1983. 5m 08s
Tracks licensed by Ryo Kawasaki / Satellites Records
Ryo Kawasaki stencil – Chris Maude
Sleeve design and layout – Mr Vincent
Marc Rowlands Interview 2015
C – NuNorthern Soul Ltd
P – All tracks Ryo Kawasaki / Ryka Music (BMI) except Caravan / EMI Mills Music