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|Yoshiaki Masuo Website|
This is the official fan website for Yoshiaki Masuo, a Japanese-born New York-based great jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and producer.
-- Spring and Autumn Tours in Japan
Recent years, Masuo stays in Japan in every Autumn and every Spring to perform at many venues quite actively.
He formed his own band Power Spot in Japan in 2012 to perform his original tunes. The band has undergone some member changes. Currently Masuo is looking for a keyboardist for the Power Spot (as of April, 2016). So he plays with his trio (Yosuke Inoue on bass and Shingo Okudaira on drums) during the spring in 2016.
-- Single track release One Word (words and music by Yoshiaki Masuo) Only available until End of May, 2012
Digitally released for aid to Japan's earthquake and tsunami-hit areas. Twenty six musicians took part in its recording sessions. View the slide show of recording session photos with short sound clips on YouTube. Available only at the One Word download store on this site.Purchase MP3 for $3.00 or WMP/Apple lossless for $6.00. All profits from this tune will be donated.
-- CD Around The World by Yoshio Chin Suzuki and Yoshiaki Masuo
Released on June 22, 2011 in Japan by One Label (55 records). The album contains some original songs written by Yoshiaki Masuo. Go to the Sound Clips page on the Chin Suzuki's website.
-- Masuo's second album 24 (Twenty Four), recorded in 1970 is now back in print on CD! (released May 25, 2011)
-- Masuo's New Album I'm Glad There Is You Now Available! (written: Sep 2009)
-- Masuo's Six Albums on the Electric Bird jazz-fusion label including The Song Is You And Me and Sunshine Avenue RE-ISSUED by KING Records in Japan on Aug 5, 2009. (written: May 2009)
These are limited-copy editions on SHM-CD (Super High Material CD. playable on ordinary CD players) in paperboard sleeves. 2800 yen each. An online CD store HMV Japan offers English pages and international shipping. See Masuo's CDs on HMV Japan site. Here is the list of titles and their CD code.
- Sailing Wonder KICJ92301 buy
edition KICJ2201 also available)
# Masuo As a Sideman on one of archived videos of 'SOUL!' (70's TV Show) : October 11, 1972 "A Night with Ashford and Simpson at Club Soul!" (written: Feb, 2009)
Accompanying the duo are guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo, bass player Francisco Centeno, drummer Charles Collins, percussionist Ralph McDonald, keyboardist Nat Adderley Jr., and so on. Masuo is shown in close-up for a moment in the 26th minute (in chapter 8), 33rd minute (chapter 9), and 35th minute (chapter 10).
# The Studio closes at end of Jan, 2008 (written: Jan 17, 2008)
The Studio, a recording studio in New York run by Masuo, closes its
door at the end of January 2008 after over 20 years of operation. Located in the Soho area
where upscale boutiques and restaurants line the streets, it has been used by producers
and musicians not only in the United States but also from many other countries in the
world including Masuo's home country Japan, other Asian countries, and European countries.
Because the ownership of the building that houses The Studio has changed recently, Masuo
has no choice but to move out of the building by the end of the current lease term, even
though the studio is still in strong demand. The instruments and equipment will be moved
into Masuo's new private studio, which is now under construction in the countryside of
I'm Glad There Is You
Go to the Sunshine
Ave. Label's website to
Life is Good -- Yoshiaki Masuo
CD Price: $15 plus shipping cost ($3 per order per shipping address within the U.S ; $5 per disc outside of the U.S.)
Personnel: Yoshiaki Masuo (g, vo, keyb, perc),
Shirley Masuo (vo, perc), Larry Goldings (org), Bill Mays (piano), Mark Soskin (keyb), Ted
Nash (flutes), Marcus Printup (flh), T.M. Stevens (electric b), Yoshio "Chin"
Suzuki (b), Nori Naraoka (b), Kip Reed (electric b), Lenny White (ds), Tony Cintron, Jr.
(ds), Nathaniel Townsley (ds), Kazuo Yoshida (ds, perc), and others
"Life is Good" is currently available on the Sunshine Ave. Label website and CDBaby. It is not available on Amazon (as of Aug. 2009). You can also purchase it at any venue where Masuo is performing on that day.
|This site, endorsed by guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo and
his management, is designed, edited, and maintained by a devoted fan of Masuo.
Webmaster: Kaco (Tokyo, Japan)
|Please use the following URLs for links to this site:
This English front page (http://www.ymasuo.com/eng/), or
The site entrance page (http://www.ymasuo.com/) .