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|Yoshiaki Masuo Website|
This is the official fan website for Yoshiaki Masuo, a Japanese-born New York City-based great jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and producer.
Some YouTube videos in which Yoshiaki Masuo plays
( You can choose to play the following Youtube videos with a higher resolution by clicking the gear shape icon (the Change quality icon) that appears on the lower right of the video screen area and then selecting a resolution. )
Yoshiaki Masuo's Power Spot band in Japan video-recorded in Nov and Dec, 2012:
Performing in Japan in and around Feb 2013
Masuo is performing with his newly formed band, "Power Spot". Power Spot plays Masuo's original tunes, old and new, including those on the albums from the Electric Bird label (Sailing Wonder, Good Morning ) and Mellow Focus.
Single track One Word (words and music by Yoshiaki Masuo) digitally released for tsunami aid
"One Word" composed by Yoshiaki Masuo and recorded with the help of dozens of star musicians and music-related professionals under the production and direction of Yoshiaki Masuo, was digitally released for aid to Japan's earthquake and tsunami-hit areas. It was available at the One Word download store on this site, which closed at the end fo May, 2012, but but you still can order one for download via e-mail and make payment via PayPal. Purchase MP3 for $3.00 or WMP/Apple lossless for $6.00. All profits from this recording 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 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
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/) .