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Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock

Be With Records

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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

Orginally intended as a Japan-only release in 1979, this beautiful album initially went unnoticed outside the county - until word of mouth justifiably made Butterfly one of the most coveted rarities in the world in subsequent decades. Fortunately Kimiko Kasai's legendary collaboration with Herble Hancock was reissued by Be With Records in 2018, ensuring this LP receives the wider recognition it deserves. 

Recorded in Tokyo, Butterfly showcases the lauded Japanese chanteuse leading six vocal versions of the jazz-funk pioneer's compositions, punctuated by highlights such as a heavenly cover of Stevie Wonder's "As". Featuring drummer Alphonse Mouzon, organist Webster Lewis and guitarist Ray Obiedo - alongside the Headhunters Bennie Maupin on saxophones, Paul Jackson on bass, Bill Summers on peroussion, and Hancock himself on keyboards, synthesiser and vocoder - Butterfly is a classy subliminal listen. — The Analog Vault

Label: Be With Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Country: UK
Reissued: 2018 / Original Release: 1979
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz

File under: Soul-Jazz / Jazz-Funk