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Kimiko Kasai With Herbie Hancock


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Released: 4th May 2018


This is the first ever official reissue of Butterfly, 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. 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.



  1. I Thought It Was You
  2. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
  3. Head In The Clouds
  4. Maiden Voyage
  5. Harvest Time
  6. Sunlight
  7. Butterfly
  8. As