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Sound clips: Win Media Player 128-bit / [MP3] 128-bit.

Album Title
& Release Date(s)
Songs Personnel
& Recording Details
I'm Glad There is You
Masuo/Mays

Sunshine Ave. Label SUNL-1003 (Sep, 2009)
1. I'm Glad There Is You
2. Part of the Deal (Yoshiaki Masuo)
3. People Time
4. Chi Chi/Sippin' at Bells
5. The Folks Who Live on the Hill
6. Blue Daniel
7. Madrugada (Bill Mays)
8. Wonder Why
9. Fall
10. Get Out of Town
11. Young and Foolish

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Yoshiaki Masuo (g)

Bill Mays (p)
Life is Good
Yoshiaki Masuo with Larry Goldings and Lenny White

Sunshine Ave. Label -  SUNL-1001 (Aug 20, 2008)
01 Life is Good (Music by Yoshiaki Masuo; Lyrics by Yoshiaki and Shirley Masuo)

02 Wet Dog (Yoshiaki Masuo )

03 Run Away (Winter Samba) (Music by Yoshiaki Masuo; Lyrics by Shirley Masuo)

04 The Tree (Yoshiaki Masuo)

05 YOH (Yoshiaki Masuo; Lyrics by Shirley Masuo)

06 On Greene Street (Yoshiaki Masuo)

07 Pannonica (T . Monk )

08 Blackbird (Lennon/McCartney)

09 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)

10 Another Christmas Song

11 Gondola no Uta (The Gondola Song) (Shinpei Nakayama/Isamu Yoshii)

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01: Masuo (lead vo, g, keyb, perc), Noriatsu Naraoka (b), Tony Cintron Jr. (ds), Shirley Masuo (background vo, perc)
02: Masuo (g, keyb), Larry Goldings (org), Lenny White (ds)
03: Masuo (g, lead vo, keyb), Larry Goldings (org), Kip Reed (electric b), Kazuo Yoshida (ds, perc), Steve Sacks (Alto flute and section arrangement), Background vo by The 2 Lips)
04: Masuo (g, keyb), Larry Goldings (org), Bill Mays (piano), Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki (b), Tony Cintron, Jr. (ds)
05: Masuo (g, vo, keyb), Larry Goldings (org), Lenny White (ds)
T.M. Stevens (el. b), Nathaniel Townsley (ds), Tony Cintron, Jr. (ds), Ted Nash (flutes), Marcus Printup (flh), Mark Soskin (keyb)
Background vocals: Sali Oguri, Gayle Oshiro, Shirley Masuo
Horn arrangement by Bill Mays and Yoshiaki Masuo
06, 07: Masuo (g), Larry Goldings (org), Lenny White (ds)
08: Masuo (g, vo, keyb), Larry Goldings (org), Lenny White (ds), Shirley Masuo (vo)
09: Masuo (g, vo), Larry Goldings (org), Lenny White (ds), T.M. Stevens (electric b)
10: Masuo (g), Larry Goldings (org), Lenny White (ds)
11: Masuo (g and vo)
Are You Happy Now
Yoshiaki Masuo with Larry Goldings and Lenny White

US: Sunnyside, SSC 1083D (Nov. 9, 1999)
Japan: OMAGATOKI, OMCZ-15 (Dec.16, 1998)

1. Small Steps (Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Snap Jam (Masuo)
3. Josephine (Masuo) (4. on Japan release
4. For the Old Boys (Masuo) (3. on Japan release)
    ( There are Lyrics writtien to it by Yoshiaki Masuo)
5. Miles Run (Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
6. Skating in Central Park (John Lewis)
7. Walkin' Around (Masuo)
8. E. J. (Masuo)
9. Are You Happy Now (Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]

All tunes written and arranged by Yoshiaki Masuo except (6) written by John Lewis, (1) flute arrangement by Steve sacks, and (2) horn arrangement by Yoshiaki Masuo and Souichi Noriki.
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar)
Larry Goldings (organ)
Lenny White (drums)
Rudy Bird (perc)
Will Boulware (keyb)
Barry Danielian (tp)
Scott Kreitzer (tenor sax)
Souichi Noriki (keyb)
Steve Sacks (alto flute)

Produced by Yoshiaki Masuo
Co-produced by Sam Copro (Japan release)
Co-produced by Shirley Masuo (U.S. release)
Recorded by Jon Rosenberg and Yoshiaki Masuo Feb. and May, 1996 at The Studio, NYC.
Mixed by Yoshiaki Masuo
Just Like Old Times
Yoshiaki Masuo

Remix: JazzCity Spirit TKCB-72407 (Aug 21, 2002);
Original mix: JazzCity Spirit from Tokuma Japan, TKCA-70047 (Apr 25, 1993)

1. J.A.B. (Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Sonnyside Up (Masuo)
3. Good To Be Here (Sadao Watanabe)
4. Minor Samba (Masuo)  Win Media Player/[MP3]
5. Into The Night (Masuo)

6. Corvallis (Masuo) * Letters in gray are for the original CD.
7. You Make My Love Burn Bright (Masuo)
8. Moose The Mooche (Charlie Parker)
9. Old Folks (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robinson)


5. Corvallis (Masuo)
6. You Make My Love Burn Bright (Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
7. Moose The Mooche (Charlie Parker)
8. Old Folks (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robinson)
9. Into The Night (Masuo)
10. You Make My Love Burn Bright (vocal version)  * Track 10 is on the remixed CD only  (-> Lyrics by Shirley Masuo)
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar, keyboards, vocal)
Sadao Watanabe (alto sax, sopranino sax)
Kenny Drew Jr. (piano, keyboards)
Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki (bass)
Buddy Williams (drums) Rudy Bird (percussion)
The 2 Lips (background vocals)*

Produced by Yoshiaki Masuo
Recorded by David Baker and Katsuhiko Naitoh in October, 1992 at The Studio, NYC
Mixed by Katsuhiko Naitoh and Yoshiaki Masuo in February 1993
Mastered by Phil Klum in February 1993
*Additional recording (for track 10) by Eiji Takasugi in June, 2002 at The Studio, NYC
Remixed and remastered by Yoshiaki Masuo and Eiji Takasugi at The Studio
Executive producer: Tony Ariga
A Subtle One
Yoshiaki Masuo

PCCY-30025 Nov 21, 2001;
PCCY-00292 Oct. 21, 1991
1. Opus de Funk (Horace Silver) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. You're My Everything ( Words by Mort Dixon, Joe Young; Music by Harry Warren)
3. No More Dreams (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Words by Eric Maschwitz; Music by Manning Sherwin)
5. Reminiscence (Yoshiaki Masuo)
6. A Subtle One (Stanley Turrentine)
7. My Friend Jim (Yoshiaki Masuo)
8. Anohini Kaeritai (Yumi Arai) Win Media Player/[MP3]
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar) 1-8.
Kenny Kirkland (piano) 1, 4, 5, 7
Will Boulware (keyboards) 3, 6, 7
Ron Carter (bass) 1-7
Lincoln Goines (el. bass) 8.
Al Foster (drums) 1, 4, 5, 7
Grady Tate (drums) 2, 3, 6
Ruddy Bird (percussion) 3, 6, 7, 8
Romero Lubambo (guitar) 8
Gil Goldstein (piano) 8
Buddy Williams (drums) 8

Produced by Yoshiaki Masuo and Tony Ariga
Recorded by David Baker, Katsuhiko Naito and Scott Ansel
Mixed by David Baker, Katsuhiko Naito and Yoshiaki Masuo in July and August, 1991 at The Studio, NYC
Mastered by Greg Calbi in Aug 1991, aat Sterling Sound, NYC
Re-mastered by Yoshihiro Kawasaki
Lush Life - Billy - Tokyo
Acoustic Duo

Yoshiaki Masuo & Tsutomu Okada

AGHARTA PCCY-00126 (June 21, 1990)
1. Tokyo (T. Okada) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. First Show (T. Okada)
4. I Remember Cliford (Benny Golson/John Hendricks)
5. Cheryl (Charlie Parker)
6. Billy (T. Okada)
7. Stablemates (Benny Golson) Win Media Player/[MP3]
8. My Friend Jim (Y. Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar)
Tsutomu Okada (bass)

Recorded at The Studio, NYC Oct. 1989 by Yoshiaki Masuo
LDK Studio, Tokyo April 1990 by Hidemichi Tanaka
MASUO
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD:EPIC/SONY A TOUCH
28-8P-5246 (May 21,1989)
1. Sunny Days Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. East Man
3. Impressions
4. Cycles
5. Into The NightWin Media Player/[MP3]
6. Gone Blue Win Media Player/[MP3]
7. Jaco
8. P.L.L.
9. Song for Do Do BirdWin Media Player/[MP3]

All tunes composed by Yoshiaki Masuo
All music composed, arranged, and played by Yoshiaki
Masuo.

Produced by Yoshiaki Masuo
Co-produced by Shirley Masuo
Recorded by Yoshiaki Masuo at The Studio, NYC.
Mixed by Jay Messina and Yoshiaki Masuo at Record Plant Studios. NYC.
Mellow Focus
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: POLYSTAR, 3153 11 (Sep 1, 1983);
LP: POLYSTAR, 28P-29 (Mar 25, 1982)

Side 1:
1. Pulsar -- Captain Video -- Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Surf Side
3. Minor Samba (for Sadao san) Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. Time for April Win Media Player/[MP3]

Side 2:
1. Leader Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Sweet and Easy
3. Taiho's Tune (Masuo's Cat)
4. Blue Haven (for Akira) Win Media Player/[MP3]

All tunes composed by Yoshiaki Masuo
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar, bass, keyboards)
Jeffery Kawalek (Yamaha-synthesizer)
Jan Hammer (prophet 5)
Kenny Kirkland (keyboards)
Bill O'connell (piano)
Will Lee (bass)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
T.M. Stevens (bass)
Tommy Campbell (drums)
Buddy Williams (drums)
Tony Smith (drums)
Robbie Gonzales (congas)
Shirley (percussion)

Produced & arranged by Yoshiaki & Shirley Masuo
Recorded in December 1981 and January 1982
New York Concerto
Jeo Chambers & Friends featuring Yoshiaki Masuo
--> See [As Sideman] --> See [As Sideman]
Finger Dancing
Yoshiaki Masuo with Jan Hammer


CD: KING *KICJ92306 (Aug 5, 2009); Roving Spirits RKCJ-6016 (Dec 14, 2005);
LP:KING Electric Bird, K28P-6071 (May 21, 1981)

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Side 1:
1. Waiting No More (Jan Hammer) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. All Right (Jan Hammer) Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. Young Filly (Jan Hammer)

Side 2:
1. Let us Go (Jan Hammer)
2. A Little Bit More (Y. Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. Sunshine Avenue (Y. Masuo)

Arranged by Yoshiaki Masuo & Jan Hammer
Yoshiaki Masuo (electric guitar)
Jan Hammer (oberheim,mini moog, YAMAHA CP70)
Russel Blake (electric bass)
Tony Cintron, Jr (drums)

Produced by Yoshiaki Masuo & Shigeyuki Kawashima
Recorded at Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan Oct. 15 & 16, 1980
Recorded at King Studio, Oct. 19?21, 1980
The Song is You and Me
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: KING *KICJ92305 (Aug 5, 2009); KICJ 2004 (Mar 21, 1990)
LP: KING Electric Bird, K28P-6043 (Dec. 21, 1980);

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Side 1:
1. The Song Is You and Me (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. The Song Is Me and You (Y. Masuo, Y. Yokokura)
3. (Living the) High Life (Y. Yokokura) Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. Bluesion (Y. Masuo, V. Bruce Godsey, T.M. Stevens, R. Gonzales)

Arranged by Yoshiaki Masuo & Yutaka Yokokura
Horn & strings arranged and conducted by Yutaka Yokokura
Side 2:
1. Saratoga Girl (Y. Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Summer Rain (Y. Yokokura)
3. Deanna (T. Cintron Jr.) Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. Two Hearts (Y. Masuo)
Yoshiaki Masuo (electric & acoustic guitars, acoustic piano, overheim, perc, bells, vocal)
Yutaka Yokokura (electric piano, oberheim)
Jan Hammer (electric piano, mini moog)
Michael Brecker (tenor sax)
Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugel horn)
Alan Rubin (trumpet, flugel horn)
David Tofani (alto sax, flute)
Victor Brouce Godsey (electric piano)
Jorge Dalto (electric piano)
Neil Jason (electric bass)
T.M.Stevens (electric bass)
Russel Blake (electric bass)
Buddy Williams (drums)
Tony Cintron Jr. (drums)
Robbie Gonzales (drums)
Carol M. Steele (percussion)
Pecker (percussion)
N.Y. Strings Section

Recorded at Electric Lady Studio, N.Y. & King Records Studio, Japan in September & Octorber, 1980
Produced by Yoshiaki Masuo & Shigeyuki Kawashima
Masuo Live
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: KING *KICJ92304 (Aug 5, 2009); Roving Spirits/Electric Bird, RKCJ-6010 (Oct 23, 2002);
LP: KING Electric Bird, SKS8017 (1980)

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Side 1:
1. Dealing with Life Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Good Morning Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. Look Away from Me
4. A Threesome Win Media Player/[MP3]

Side 2:
2. I will Find a Place
3. Vient Fresco
Yoshiaki Masuo (el. guitar)
Motoaki Masuo (el. guitar)
Victor Bruce Godsey (keyboard)
T. M. Stevens (el. bass)
Robbie Gonzales (drums)
Shirley Masuo (perc)

Recorded Live at Kouseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
February, 9, 1980
Good Morning
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: KING *KICJ92303 (Aug 5, 2009); KICJ 2202 (Jun 21, 2000);
KICJ 8055 (July 7,1994);
KICJ 2003 (Mar 21,1990);
LP: KING Electric Bird, SKS 8013 (1979)

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Side A:
1. (I'm Still) Believing in Dreams (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3], (Lyrics written to it later by Shirley Masuo)
2. Good Morning (Yoshiaki Masuo)
3. Because of You (Motoaki Masuo)

Side B:
1. Inside Love (Motoaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. A Little Bit (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. Dealing with Life (Yoshiaki Masuo)
4. A Little Bit More (Yoshiaki Masuo)
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar, synthesizer, vocal)
Motoaki Masuo (guitar, synthesizer)
Victor Bruce Godsey (acoustic and electric piano)
T.M.Stevens (electric bass, piccolo bass)
Robbie Gonzales (drums, congas)
Shirley Masuo (percussion)
Delie (hammond organ)
Margaret Ross (harp)
Josan (background vocal)

Produced & arranged by Yoshiaki Masuo &  Motoaki Masuo
Produced & directed by Shigeyuki Kawashima
Sunshine Avenue
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: KING *KICJ92302 (Aug 5, 2009); KICJ 2002;
LP: KING Electric Bird, SKS 8005 (1979)

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Side 1:
1. Sunshine Avenue (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Your Love Is Never Ending (Victor Bruce Godsey) Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. A Threesome (Victor Bruce Godsey)

Side 2:
1. Look to Me (Charles Talerant) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Someone (Charles Talerant)
3. I Will Find a Place (Charles Talerant)
Yoshiaki Masuo (el.g, ac.g, solina, perc)
Victor Bruce Godsey (ac.p, el.p, clavinet, vocal)
T.M.Stevens (el.b, piccolo bass)
Robbie Gonzales (drums)
Charles Talerant (percussion)
Papo "Conga" Puerto (congas)
Jorge Dalto (ac.p)
Shirley Masuo (perc)
Michael Chimes (harmonica)

Produced and Arranged by Yoshiaki Masuo
Co-Produced by Shirley Masuo
Produced & Directed by Shigeyuki Kawashima
Recorded at Electric Lady Studio, N.Y. 1979
Sailing Wonder
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: KING KICJ92301 (Aug 5, 2009); KICJ 2201 (Jun 21, 2000); KICJ 8282 (July 24, 1998); KICJ 2001 (Mar 21, 1990)
LP:KING Electric Bird, SKS 8001 (May, 1978)

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Side 1:
1. Saling Wonder (Yoshiaki Masuo)  Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Treasure Island (Shirley Masuo & Yoshiaki Masuo)
3. Shootin' the Breeze (Yoshiaki Masuo)
4. Nature's Anthem (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]

Side 2:
1. Kirk Out (Yoshiaki Masuo & T. M. Stevens)
2. Cracker Jack (Yoshiaki Masuo)
3. Viento Fresco (for Sonny) (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
Arranged by Yoshiaki Masuo
Yoshiaki Masuo (el.g, ac.g, syn, perc)
Eric Gale (el.g)
Dave Grusin (syn)
Rechard Tee (p, org, clav)
Mike Nock (syn)
Gordon Edwards (el.b)
T. M. Stevens (el.b)
Steve Gadd (ds)
Howard King (ds)
Al Mack (ds)
Bashiri (congas)
Warren Smith (perc)
Shirley Masuo & Judy Anton (chorus)

Recorded Jun. 25 to Nov. 15, 1977 at Electric Lady Studio, New York
111 Sullivan Street
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD: UCCJ-9030 (Oct 23, 2002); EAST WIND from Universal UCCJ4028 (Jan 25, 2001);
LP: EAST WIND, EW8020 (197? ?);  15PJ-1004 (1976 ?)
Side 1:
1. Swing 42 (Django Reinhardt) *4
2. God Bless the Child (B. Holiday - A. Herzog. Jr.) *3
3. Like Someone in Love (J. Van Heusen - J. Burke) *2 Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. Look For the Silver Lining (J Kern - B.G.De Sylva) *3

Side 2:
1. Washington Square Bules (Yoshiaki Masuo) *3 Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Reminiscence (Yoshiaki Masuo) *4
3. West Side Highway (Yoshiaki Masuo) *1
4. Without a Song (V. Youmans - E. Eliscu - B. Rose) *4 Win Media Player/[MP3]
Yoshiaki Masuo (g)
Bob Mover (alto sax)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
David Lee (drums)
Yoshio Suzuki (bass)
Jim Lovelece (drums)

*1 Masuo
*2 Masuo (g), Bob Mover (as)
*3 Masuo (g), Bob Cranshaw (b), David Lee (ds)
*4 Masuo (g), Bob Mover (as), Yoshio Suzuki (b), Jiim Lovelece (ds)

Recorded in September 27,28 1975
24
Yoshiaki Masuo

CD:SICP-3150 (2011/05/25, Sony Music Japan)
LP:SOPC57103J (1971)
Side A:
1. Uptight (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Shirley (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
3. 24 (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]

Side B:
1. Corvallis (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Dirty Mashy Toe (Yoshiaki Masuo)
3. Round Trip: Coming (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. Soft Sadness (Yoshiaki Masuo)
Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar)
Hideo Ichikawa (el. piano) on A1,A3,B2,B3,B4
Sadao Watanabe (flute, percussion) on B1
Yoshio Suzuki (bass, cello, perc.)
Motohiko Hino (drums) on A1,A3
Hiro Tsunoda (drums, percussion) on A2,B1,B2,B3
Tetsuo Fushimi (tp) on B2,B3
Kazutoshi Ohkubo (tp) on B2,B3
Takehito Fujioka (tp) on B2,B3
Takashi Imai (tb) on B2,B3
Shigemichi Dohmoto (btb) on B2,B3

Recorded on Oct 12 & 19, 1970
Winds of Barcelona
Yoshiaki Masuo and his group

SACD/CD Hybrid: * Sony Music Japan International SICP-10042 ?????? (2007/6/20 2,730? );
CD: Village Records, VRFL-0006 (Sep 19, 1998);
Vinyl EP: CBS SONY, SONE 70065-J;
LP:  23AP 1076; CBS SONY SONP 50069-J (1969);
Side A:
1. Winds of Barcelona (S. Lake) * Win Media Player/[MP3]
2. Scarborough Fair (P. Simon - A. Garfunkel) *
3. Stoned Soul Picnic (L. Nyro)
4. One for Wes (Yoshiaki Masuo) Win Media Player/[MP3]

Side B:
1. I say a Little Prayer (B. Bacharach - H.David) *
2. Gary's Tune (Sadao Watanabe) *
3. What the World Needs Now is Love (B. Bacharach - H. David) Win Media Player/[MP3]
4. Winds of Barcelona (Ei Presidente) -- theme -- (S. Lake)

The EP version contains only four tunes marked with *.
Yoshiaki Masuo
(guitar)
Kiyoshi Sugimoto (guitar)
Hideo Miyata (flute)
Yoshio Suzuki (bass)
Fumio Watanabe (drums)
Rally Sunaga (percussion)
Kazuo Yashiro (organ)
Nobuhiro Suzuki (vib. & marimba)

Recorded at Taihie Studio, Shinjuku, Tokyo on Feb. 19 and May (or Mar?) 1, 1969


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