Ryo Kawasaki And The Golden Dragon - Little Tree LP
Label: Studio Mule
A reissue of Little Tree by legendary Japanese jazz guitarist Ryo Kawasaki with his band The Golden Dragon, originally released in 1980. Some of his famous works are mellow jazz fusion masterpiece Tarika Blue (1977), dance jazz classic Trinkets And Things (1978), and cosmic new wave jazz Lucky Lady (1983). Little Tree, with his band The Golden Dragon, is probably the best album for fans of wired jazz, Brazilian, Balearic music. Japanese crate digger "Chee" picked this album as his favorite album from Japan on Resident Advisor. Little Tree is the first album that Ryo Kawasaki used a self-made guitar synthesizer. Rich in variety, Little Tree includes the Japanese Brazilian jazz fusion classic "Looking Around You," experimental guitar ambient piece "Capricho Arabe," the cosmic fusion of "Quasar Infection," Balearic jazz masterpiece "You Are The Sunlight," club jazz classic "Little Tree," folky jazz vocal "Jamiko" – there's a lot of great songs on this album.