Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock Butterfly 180g LP
Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock Butterfly 180g LP

Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock Butterfly 180g LP

Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock

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SKU:
BWRLP028
UPC:
5050580687448
Rare Collection Of Covers On 180g Vinyl LP!
First Ever Official Reissue!


Oh yes! First ever official reissue of the positively sublime and very rare Butterfly LP, recorded in Tokyo in 1979 by Japanese songstress Kimiko Kasai and jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

Due to its super-rare status as a Japan-only release, this exquisite collection of covers never got the recognition it deserved at the time, despite incredibly inspired performances from Kimiko, Herbie and the supremely talented musicians assembled for the project. From heavenly drummer Alphonse Mouzon and renowned organist Webster Lewis to bassist Paul Jackson, reedman Bennie Maupin and the master percussionist Bill Summers, the legendary performers crafted amazingly good vocal versions of Herbie / Headhunters jazz-funk. Unsurprisingly, it has been heavily in demand for many years.

The LP opens with Kimiko's highly desirable version of "I Thought It Was You", an elegant take on Herbie's own anthem. Other superb re-workings include the delicately soulful "Butterfly", jazzy groover "Sunlight", the smooth and sexy "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" and the beautiful ballads "Maiden Voyage" and "Harvest Time". A wonderful example of perfectly understated and masterful jazz-funk soul fusion that shouldn't be missed, the set closes with a jaw-dropping version of Stevie Wonder's "As". This lovingly curated reissue enables a long overdue reappraisal of this hitherto unavailable masterpiece.

The stunning artwork which adorned the original jacket – complete with OBI strip and sumptuous 4 page folded insert – has been faithfully restored. Simon Francis' sensitive mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g. Essential.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• First ever official reissue
• First time available outside of Japan
• Faithfully restored artwork
• 4 page insert with Japanese obi strip
• Mastered by Simon Francis

Musicians:
Kimiko Kasai, vocals
Herbie Hancock, backing vocals, clavinet, electric piano, synthesizer, vocoder
Webster Lewis, piano (A3), synthesizer
Alphonse Mouzon, drums
Paul Jackson, bass
Ray Obledo, guitar
Bill Summers, percussion
Benny Maupin, soprano sax, tenor sax
Mari Kaneko, backing vocals (A3, B2)
Yuka Kamebachi, backing vocals (A3, B2)

Selections:
Side A:

1. I Thought It Was You
2. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
3. Head In The Clouds
4. Maiden Voyage
Side B:
1. Harvest Time
2. Sunlight
3. Butterfly
4. As
Description
Rare Collection Of Covers On 180g Vinyl LP!
First Ever Official Reissue!


Oh yes! First ever official reissue of the positively sublime and very rare Butterfly LP, recorded in Tokyo in 1979 by Japanese songstress Kimiko Kasai and jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

Due to its super-rare status as a Japan-only release, this exquisite collection of covers never got the recognition it deserved at the time, despite incredibly inspired performances from Kimiko, Herbie and the supremely talented musicians assembled for the project. From heavenly drummer Alphonse Mouzon and renowned organist Webster Lewis to bassist Paul Jackson, reedman Bennie Maupin and the master percussionist Bill Summers, the legendary performers crafted amazingly good vocal versions of Herbie / Headhunters jazz-funk. Unsurprisingly, it has been heavily in demand for many years.

The LP opens with Kimiko's highly desirable version of "I Thought It Was You", an elegant take on Herbie's own anthem. Other superb re-workings include the delicately soulful "Butterfly", jazzy groover "Sunlight", the smooth and sexy "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" and the beautiful ballads "Maiden Voyage" and "Harvest Time". A wonderful example of perfectly understated and masterful jazz-funk soul fusion that shouldn't be missed, the set closes with a jaw-dropping version of Stevie Wonder's "As". This lovingly curated reissue enables a long overdue reappraisal of this hitherto unavailable masterpiece.

The stunning artwork which adorned the original jacket – complete with OBI strip and sumptuous 4 page folded insert – has been faithfully restored. Simon Francis' sensitive mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g. Essential.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• First ever official reissue
• First time available outside of Japan
• Faithfully restored artwork
• 4 page insert with Japanese obi strip
• Mastered by Simon Francis

Musicians:
Kimiko Kasai, vocals
Herbie Hancock, backing vocals, clavinet, electric piano, synthesizer, vocoder
Webster Lewis, piano (A3), synthesizer
Alphonse Mouzon, drums
Paul Jackson, bass
Ray Obledo, guitar
Bill Summers, percussion
Benny Maupin, soprano sax, tenor sax
Mari Kaneko, backing vocals (A3, B2)
Yuka Kamebachi, backing vocals (A3, B2)

Selections:
Side A:

1. I Thought It Was You
2. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
3. Head In The Clouds
4. Maiden Voyage
Side B:
1. Harvest Time
2. Sunlight
3. Butterfly
4. As
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock
Title
Butterfly
Composer
Additional Artists
Paul Jackson, Alphonse Mouzon, Bill Summers, Webster Lewis, Benny Maupin
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
05-11-2018
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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