YOSHIAKI MASUO

Hard Bop / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Fusion / Soul Jazz / Post-Fusion Contemporary • Japan
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Born in Tokyo, Japan on October 12 1946 as a son of a jazz band leader and pianist, Yoshiaki Masuo grew up surrounded by jazz music, although he never had any formal musical training.

At the age of 15, he started playing the guitar on his own. Prominent among his early influences were Wes Montgomery and Grant Green.

While in Waseda University Jazz Club, Masuo was discovered by alto saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, and joined his group at the end of 1967. Masuo thus started his professional career on top as a regular of Japan's leading jazz group. He was in the group for three years, and experienced tours outside of Japan with Sadao, playing at Montreux and Newport jazz festivals. He was 1970's number one guitarist in the readers' poll of Swing Journal, Japan's most popular jazz magazine. He won the readers poll in the following years even
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YOSHIAKI MASUO Winds of Barcelona album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winds of Barcelona
Soul Jazz 1969
YOSHIAKI MASUO 24 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
24
Fusion 1971
YOSHIAKI MASUO 111 Sullivan Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
111 Sullivan Street
Hard Bop 1975
YOSHIAKI MASUO Sailing Wonder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sailing Wonder
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1978
YOSHIAKI MASUO Sunshine Avenue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshine Avenue
Fusion 1979
YOSHIAKI MASUO Good Morning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Morning
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
YOSHIAKI MASUO The Song Is You And Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Song Is You And Me
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
YOSHIAKI MASUO Mellow Focus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mellow Focus
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1982
YOSHIAKI MASUO Masuo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Masuo
Hard Bop 1989
YOSHIAKI MASUO Yoshiaki Masuo & Tsutomu Okada : Acoustic Duo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yoshiaki Masuo & Tsutomu Okada : Acoustic Duo
Hard Bop 1990
YOSHIAKI MASUO A Subtle One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Subtle One
Hard Bop 1991
YOSHIAKI MASUO Yoshiaki Masuo and J.A.B. Sounds : Just Like Old Times album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yoshiaki Masuo and J.A.B. Sounds : Just Like Old Times
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1993
YOSHIAKI MASUO Are You Happy Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Are You Happy Now
Soul Jazz 1998
YOSHIAKI MASUO Life is Good album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Life is Good
Soul Jazz 2008
YOSHIAKI MASUO Masuo / Mays : I'm Glad There Is You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Masuo / Mays : I'm Glad There Is You
Hard Bop 2009

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YOSHIAKI MASUO Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Fusion 1980
YOSHIAKI MASUO Yoshiaki Masuo With Jan Hammer : Finger Dancing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yoshiaki Masuo With Jan Hammer : Finger Dancing
Fusion 1981

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YOSHIAKI MASUO Masuo Best Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Masuo Best Collection
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1982

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