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As a Producer -- (1) JazzCity label   (2) JazzCity Spirit label, (3)Sunshine Ave label Japanese

 

Masuo has produced some eighty jazz albums, including those on the Jazz City and Jazz City Spirit labels which he set up and runs in team work with Tony Ariga. The total number of albums Masuo has worked on counts 200 or so, when non-jazz titles are included. Here on this site, we list the albums on the Jazz City label and the Jazz City Spirit label.
Primary Artist and Album Title Recorded Songs Personnel
A Subtle One / Yoshiaki Masuo

PCCY-00292 (Oct 21, 1991)
PCCY-30025 (Nov 21, 2001)
July and August, 1991 1. Opus De Funk
2. You're My Everything
3. No More Dreams
4. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
5. Reminiscence
6. A Subtle One
7. My Friend Jim
8. Anohini Kaeritai
Yoshiaki Masuo (g)
Kenny Kirkland (p)
Ron Carter (b)
Al Foster (ds)
Grady Tate (ds)
Will Boulware (keyb)
Ruddy Bird (perc)
Gil Goldstein (p)
Lincoln Glines (b)
Buddy Williams (ds)
Romero Lubambo (g)
El Matador / Kevin Hays

PCCY 00247 (Jun 21, 1991)
Aug 1990 1. El Matador
2. Emperor Leon
3. Like Sonny
4. Good Life
5. Brahmin's Son
6. Nobilissima Visione
7. Snake Eyes
8. No Such Luck
Kevin Hays (p)
John Henderson (ts)
Steve Wilson (as, ss)
Scott Colley (b)
Bill Stewart (ds)
All Blues At Night / Marc Copland

PCCY 00244 (Apr 21, 1991)
Sep 1990 1. On Green Dolphin Street
2. All Blues
3. At Night
4. Lunar
5. Estate
6. For The Music
7. Think Before You Think
8. My One And Only Love
Marc Copland (p)
Tim Hagans (tp,flh)
Gary Peacock (b)
Bill Stewart (ds)
The Gambler -- Bill Evans Group Live At Blue Note Tokyo 2 / Bill Evans

PCCY-00201 (Feb 21, 1991)
PCCY 30004 (May 16, 2001)
Live at Blue Note Tokyo in Sep 1990 1. The Gambler
2. Sun Dried
3. Sea Of Fertility
4. Justa Hunch
5. Kid Logic
6. Gorgeous
7. Crest Annex
Bill Evans (ss, ts)
Victor Bailey (b)
Michel Forman (keyb, p)
Richie Morales (ds)
Evanessence: A Tribute To Bill Evans / Fred Hersch

PCCY-00172 (Nov 21, 1990)
PCCY 30041 (Mar 20, 2002)
Aug 1990 1. My Bells
2. Turn out the Stars
3. You Must Believe in Spring
4. Evanessence
5. Nardis/Lonely Woman
6. We Will Meet Again
7. Peri's Scope
8. Time Remembered
9. I Wish I Knew
10. Remembering the Rain
11. Alice in Wonderland
Fred Hersch (p)
Michael Formanek (b)
Marc Johnson (b)
Jeff Hirshfield (ds)
Toots Thielemans (hc)
Gary Burton (vib)
Jazz City Christmas Vol. 2

PCCY 00166 (Nov 7, 1990)
PCCY-30020 (Nov 7, 2001)
July & Aug 1989
(except track 1 in Aug 1990)
1. Greensleeves - Fred Hersh (p), Toots Thielmans (hc), Michael Formanek (b), Jeff Hershfield (ds)
2. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Harold Danko (p), Tom Harrell (flh)
3. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Andy LaVerne (p), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
4. I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus - Bill Evans (ts), Yoshiaki Masuo, Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
5. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Mark Soskin (p, synth)
6. White Christmas - Bill O'Connell (p), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
(continues to the right)
(continued from the left)
7. Frosty The Snowman - Chuck Loeb (g), Yoshiaki Masuo (g)
8. Jingle Bells - Steve Kuhn (p)
9. The First Noel - Harold Danko (p), Tom Harrell (tp), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
10. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bob Mover (as), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Mark Cohen (p)
Think Before You Think / Bill Stewart

PCCY 00154 (Sep 21, 1990)
Aug 1989 1. Think Before You Think
2. Faces
3. Dewey Said
4. When You're Smiling
5. Goodbye
6. Processional
7. I'm Getting Sentimental over You
8. Rain
9. Deed-Lee-Yah
10. Little Niles
Bill Stewart (ds)
Joe Lovano (ts)
Dave Holland (b)
Mark Cohen (p)
A Song For You / Dian Mower featuring Bill Mays

PCCY 00128 (Jun 21, 1990)
Mar 1990 1. Chasin' the Blues Away
2. Makin' Woopie
3. Blue Bossa
4. Someday Somewhere
5. Born To Be Blue
6. Snow Job
7. You Go To My Head
8. Love Would Be
9. What You Do To Me
10. Morning Star
11. Peace Waltz
12. Fascinating Rhythm
13. A Song for you
Dian Mower (vo)
Bill Mays (key,vo)
Dick Oates (spelling uncertain) (sax)
Harvie Swartz (now Harvie S) (b)
Jeff Hirshfield (ds)
New York State Of Mind / Scott Kreitzer

PCCY-00103 (May 21, 1990)
PCCY 30034 (Jan 17, 2002)
Dec 1989 1. New York State Of Mind
2. The Way You Look Tonight
3. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
4. Pivotal Epicenter
5. Insternalized
6. Chief Crazy Horse
7. Runaway
8. All The Things You Are
9. So Be It
Scott Kreitzer (ts)
Barry Danielian (tp)
Bob (or Rob?) Henke (tp)
Matt King (p)
Kevin Hays (p)
Doug Weiss (b)
Billy Martin (Per)
Bill Stewart (ds)
Mike Stern (g)
My Favorite Things / Haruko Nara

PCCY-00075 (Mar 21, 1990)
PCCY 30036 (Jan 17, 2002)
Mar 1989 1. Yume
2. 93
3. My Favorite Things
4. Luvell
5. My Romance
6. Remember
7. Kagero
8. Antipasta
9. How Long Has This Been Going On
Haruko Nara (p,key,prog)
Kenny Garrett (as)
Lonnie Plaxico (b)
Marvin "Smitty" Smith (ds)
Rick Ford (b)
Brian Doherty (ds)
Let The Juice Loose -- Bill Evans Group Live At Blue Note Tokyo / Bill Evans

PCCY-00054 (Jan 21, 1990)
PCCY 30003 (May 16, 2001)
Live at Blue Note Tokyo in
Sep 1989
1. Let The Juice Loose
2. Hobo
3. My Favorite Little Sailboat
4. Let's Pretend
5. In The Hat
6. Ginza
7. The Wait
8. Kwitchur Baliakin
Bill Evans (ss, ts)
Chuck Loeb (g)
Jim Beard (key)
Darryl Jones (b)
Dennis Chambers (ds)
Picture / Aydin Esen

PCCY 00050 (Dec 15, 1989)
Feb 1989 1. Finger Wave
2. Panic
3. A New Song
4. Footprints
5. Paintings
6. Pictures
7. Green Bossa
8. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
9. Domination
10. We'll Be Together Again
Aydin Esen (p, key)
Randy K. (vo)
Selahattin Can Kozlu (ds)
Peter Herbert (b)
Mick Goodrick (g)
George Garzone (sax)
Mike Ringguist (perc)
hird Phase / Kenny Drew Jr.

PCCY-00046 (Nov 21, 1989)
PCCY 30018 (Sep 19, 2001)
Jun 1989 1. Third Phase
2. Falling In Love With Love
3. Soul Eyes
4. I'm All Smiles
5. I Mean You
6. Alhambra
7. Lush Life
8. Autumn Leaves
9. Alone Together
Kenny Drew Jr. (p)
Buster Williams (b)
Marvin "Smitty" Smith (ds)
Jazz City Christmas

PCCY 00036 (Nov 8, 1989)
PCCY-30019 (Nov 7, 2001)
Jun 7 1989 1. Sleigh Ride - Harold Danko (p), Tom Harrel (tp), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Steve Kuhn (p)
3. Christmas Time Is Here - Kenny Drew, Jr. (p), Buster Williams (b), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (ds)
4. O Come, All Ye Faithful - Bill O'Connell (p), Alex Foster (Ss), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
5. Christmas Chopsticks - Aydin Esen (P), Randy Kirtiganer (vo)
6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Mark Soskin (P, Synth)
7. Winter Wonderland - Bob Mover (As), Yoshiaki Masuo (G), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
(continues to the right)
(continued from the left)
8. We Three Kings Of Orient Are - Danald Brown (p), Steve Nelson (Vib, Marimba), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
9. Silent Night - Marc Cohen (p)

10. O Christmas Tree - Bill Evans (ts), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
11. The Christmas Song - Andy LaVerne (p), Charnett Moffett (b), Bill Stewart (ds)
12. Douglas Mountain - Chuck Loeb (g), Yoshiaki Masuo (g), Carmen
Cuesta (vo)
My Heart / Tommy Campbell

PCCY-00034 (Oct 21, 1989)
PCCY 30043 (Mar 20, 2002)
Oct 1988 1. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
2. Joshua
3. My Heart
4. Circle
5. How My Heart Things
6. Head Games
7. Drum Solo
8. He Was Too Good To Me
9. The Real Thing
10. I Hear A Rhapsody
Tommy Campbell (ds)
Kevin Eubanks (g)
Aydin Esen (p)
Charnett Moffett (b)
Randy Kirtiganer (vo)
Porgy / Steve Kuhn

PCCY-00012 (Sep 21, 1989)
PCCY 30027 (Nov 21, 2001)
Dec 1988 1. Shoutin' Out
2. Just Squeeze Me
3. Tadd's Delight
4. I Loves You, Porgy
5. Isotope
6. Where Do You Go?
7. Ladies In Mercedes
8. Repetition
9. On Stage
10. Lullaby
11. A House Is Not A Home
Steve Kuhn (p)
Buster Williams (b)
Eddie Gomez (b)
Al Foster (ds)
Laura Ann Taylor (vo)
My Shining Hour / Chuck Loeb

D22Y-0347 (Aug 21, 1989)
PCCY 30035 (Jan 17, 2002)
Dec 1988 1. The Chant
2. Asi Sera
3. My Shining Hour
4. If I Were A Bell
5. Maxine
6. Let All Notes Ring
7. Tarde
8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
9. Brunet
10. My Funny Valentine
Chuck Loeb (g)
Makoto Ozone (p, synth)
John Patitucci (b)
Dave Weckl (ds)
Pat Rebillot (p)
Carmen Cuesta (vo)
Summertime / Bill Evans

D22Y-0336? July 21, 1989?
PCCY 30002 (May 16, 2001)
Feb 1989 1. Chatterton Falls
2. Let's Pretend
3. Melvin's Pond
4. My Ship
5. Summertime
6. Arthur Ave.
7. All Of You
8. These Dreams
9. Jitterbug Waltz
10. Red Scarf
11. Kwitchur Beliakin
Bill Evans (sax)
Gil Goldstein (p)
Chuck Loeb (g)
Danny Gotlieb (ds)
Marc Johnson (b)
You Go To My Head / Bob Mover featuring Benny Green

D22Y 0324 (June 21, 1989)
Nov 1988 1. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
2. You Go To My Head
3. Star Eyes
4. Off Miner
5. I Fall In Love Too Easily
6. Gallops Gallop
7. Concerto For Albert
8. Blues For The Road
9. Annie's Theme
10. Just One Of Those Things
11. Emili
Bob Mover (as)
Steve Hall (ts)
Benny Green (p)
Rufus Reid (b)
Victor Lewis (ds)
The Far Side / Tony Reedus

D22Y-0316 (May 21, 1989)
PCCY 30011 (July 18, 2001)
Nov 1988 1. The Far Side
2. Song Of Gideon
3. Never Let Me Go
4. You And The Night And The Music
5. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
6. On Green Dolphin Street
7. The Stumbling Block
8. Summer Night
9. The End Of A Love Affair
10. Calvary
Tony Reedus (ds)
Mulgrew Miller (p)
Bill Evans (ts, ss)
Charnett Moffett (b)
The Sweetest Sounds / Donald Brown

D28Y 0208 (Jan 21, 1989)
Jun 1988 1. I Used to Think She Was Quiet
2. I Should Care
3. Gee Baby Ain't Good to You
4. Theme for Ernie
5. Sweetest Sounds
6. Affaire d'Amour
7. Nature's Folk Song
8. Betcha by Golly Wow
9. Woody 'n You
10. Night Mist Blues
11. Kill Me Softly with His Song
Donald Brown (p) Alan Dawson (ds) Charnett Moffett (b) Steve Nelson (vib)
The Flame Within / Kenny Drew Jr. (p)

D28Y-0207 (Jan 21, 1989)
PCCY 30017 (Sep 19, 2001)
Nov 1987 1. The Flame Within
2. Fly Me To The Moon
3. Las Parmas
4. Heather On The Hill
5. Matrix
6. Three Views Of A Secret
7. We See
8. A House Is Not A Home
9. Criss Cross
10. Stella By Starlight
Kenny Drew Jr. (p)
Charnett Moffett (b)
Al Foster (ds)
Bob Berg (ts)
My Foolish Heart / Mark Cohen (Marc Copland)

D28Y 0206 (Nov 21, 1988)
Jun 1988 1. Snow Fall
2. My Foolish Heart
3. Walkin'
4. So Long Ago
5. I Fall in Love Too Easily
6. When Will The Blues Leave
7. At Night
8. Mash's Theme (spelling uncertain)
9. Just In Time
10. In Blue
Mark Cohen (p)
Gary Peacock (b)
Jeff Hirshfield (ds)
John Abercrombie (g)
Love For Sale / Bill O'connell

D28Y 0205 (Nov 21, 1988)
Dec 1987 1. Ping Pong
2. Have You Met Miss Jones?
3. Love Dance
4. Well You Needn't
5. Slow Motion
6. Casaba
7. Love For Sale
8. Old Folks
9. Sweet Love
10. Like Someone In Love
Bill O'connell (p)
Lincoln Goines (b)
Joey Barron, Robert Ameen (ds)
Dave Valentine (fl)
Alex Foster (sax)
Giovanni Hidalgo (perc)
The First Love Song / Harold Danko

D28Y-0204 (Oct 21, 1988)
PCCY 30042 (Mar 20, 2002)
Mar 1988 1. The First Love Song
2. Devil May Care
3. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
4. European Passion
5. Cliches
6. Eleanor Rigby
7. Swift Shifting
8. To Start Again
9. Why Did I Choose You
10. Young At Heart
Harold Danko (p)
Rufus Reid (b)
Mel Lewis (ds)
Tom Harell (flh, tp)
The Rainbow Connection / Kenny Drew Jr.

D28Y-0203 (Oct 21, 1988)
PCCY 30016 (Sep 19, 2001)
May 1988 1. Confrontation
2. There Is No Greater Love
3. Serenity
4. Boo Boo's Birthday
5. Nelson Avenue Morning
6. Coral Sea
7. Rhythm-A-Ning
8. The Rainbow Connection
9. Invitation
Kenny Drew Jr. (p)
Charnett Moffett (b)
Codaryl "Cody" Moffett (ds)
Terrence Blanchard (tp)
My Funny Valentine / Larry Willis

D28Y 0202 (Aug 21, 1988)
Feb 1988 1. For Openers
2. It Could Happen to You
3. Blues for Wynton Kelly
4. Who's Kidding Who?
5. Rhythm-A-Ning
6. Blood Count
7. My Shining Hour/I'll Be Seeing You
8. Lazy Afternoon
9. Ethiopia
10. My Funny Valentine
Larry Willis (p)
George Mraz (b)
Al Foster (ds)
Kenny Garrett (sax)
True Colors / Andy LaVerne

D28Y-0201 (Aug 21, 1988)
PCCY 30010 (July 18, 2001)
Nov 1987 1. True Colors (Cyndy Lauper)
2. Maximum Density (Andy LaVerne)
3. Song Is You (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
4. Cubic Zirconia (Andy LaVerne)
5. Night And Day (Cole Porter)
6. Once I Loved (Antonio Carlos Jobin, Vinicius De Moraes)
7. I Hear A Rhapsody (George Fragos Jobin, Vinicius De Moraes)
8. Pannonica (Thelonious Monk)
9. If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser)
10. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)
Andy LaVerne (p)
Mark Johnson (b)
Danny Gotlieb (ds)
Jerry Bergonzi (ts)
Overjoyed / Mark Soskin

D28Y-0200 (July 21, 1988)
PCCY 30009 (July 18, 2001)
Dec 1987 1. Awakening (Mark Soskin)
2. Postcards (Mark Soskin)
3. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach)
4. Song For Lea (Mark Soskin)
5. Rhythm-A-Ning (Thelonious Monk)
6. Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder)
7. Con Alma (Dizzy Gilespie)
8. Home Movie (Mark Soskin)
9. It Never Entered My Mind (Richard Rodgers/Lorentz Hart)
10. Old Devil Moon (Burton Lane/E Y Harburg)
Mark Soskin (p)
Lincoln Goines (b)
John Riley (ds)
Chuck Loeb (g)
Illumination / Walter Davis Jr.

D28Y-0199 (July 21, 1988)
PCCY 30026 (Nov 21, 2001)
Feb and May 1988 1. Uranus
2. Be My Love
3. Reflections/Crepuscule With Nellie
4. Gone
5. Illumination
6. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
7. Wail
8. On The Real Side
9. Back Gammon
10. My Heart Stood Still
11. Ruby My Dear
Walter Davis Jr. (p)
Ron Carter (b)
Kenny Washington (ds)
Bob Movor (as)

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