RYO KAWASAKI

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Ryo Kawasaki (川崎 燎, Kawasaki Ryō, February 25, 1947 – April 13, 2020) was a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer and band leader, best known as one of the first musicians to develop and popularise the fusion genre and for helping to develop the guitar synthesizer in collaboration with Roland Corporation and Korg. His album Ryo Kawasaki and the Golden Dragon Live was one of the first all-digital recordings and he created the Kawasaki Synthesizer for the Commodore 64. During the 1960s, he played with various Japanese jazz groups and also formed his own bands. In the early 1970s, he moved to New York City, where he settled and worked with Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Chico Hamilton, Ted Curson, Joanne Brackeen amongst others. In the mid-1980s, Kawasaki drifted out of performing music in favour of writing music software for computers. He also produced several techno dance singles, formed his own read more...
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RYO KAWASAKI Juice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Juice
Fusion 1976
RYO KAWASAKI Prism album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prism
Fusion 1976
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Ring Toss
Fusion 1977
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Nature's Revenge
Fusion 1978
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Eight Mile Road
Fusion 1978
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Mirror of My Mind
Fusion 1979
RYO KAWASAKI Little Tree album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Tree
Fusion 1980
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Featuring "Concierto De Aranjuez"
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1982
RYO KAWASAKI Lucky Lady album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lucky Lady
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1983
RYO KAWASAKI Images album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Images
Third Stream 1987
RYO KAWASAKI My Reverie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Reverie
Fusion 1993
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Remixes, Vol. 1
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1994
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Love Within the Universe
Fusion 1994
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Here, There and Everywhere
Fusion 1995
RYO KAWASAKI Sweet Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Life
Fusion 1996
RYO KAWASAKI Ryo Kawasaki Introducing Clare Foster : Cosmic Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ryo Kawasaki Introducing Clare Foster : Cosmic Rhythm
Fusion 1999
RYO KAWASAKI Ryo Kawasaki Trio ‎: Reval album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ryo Kawasaki Trio ‎: Reval
Fusion 2001
RYO KAWASAKI E: Relaxing Guitar Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
E: Relaxing Guitar Solo
Fusion 2002
RYO KAWASAKI Agana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Agana
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2007
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Late Night Willie
Fusion 2009
RYO KAWASAKI Plays Solo Guitar : Spain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Solo Guitar : Spain
Fusion 2012
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Level 8
Fusion 2017
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Giant Steps Plays Solo Guitar
Post Bop 2019

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RYO KAWASAKI Ryo Kawasaki & The Golden Dragon: Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ryo Kawasaki & The Golden Dragon: Live
Fusion 1980
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Live In Beirut
Fusion 2011
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Level 8 Live 2017
Fusion 2019

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RYO KAWASAKI Selected Works 1979 to 1983 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Selected Works 1979 to 1983
Fusion 2016
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Selected Works Part 2 - 1976 to 1980
Fusion 2017

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