BUTTERFLY by KIMIKO KASAI WITH HERBIE HANCOCK

SKU103076
ArtistKIMIKO KASAI WITH HERBIE HANCOCK
TitleBUTTERFLY
LabelBE WITH RECORDS
Catalog #BEWITH 028LP
Genre
ReleaseWeek 20 - 2018 Week - 2018
FormatVinyl - UKLP
EAN Barcode5050580687448
€ 26,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. I Thought It Was You
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/1_i_thought_it_was_you.mp3
  2. Tell Me A Bedtime Story
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/2_tell_me_a_bedtime_story.mp3
  3. Head In The Clouds
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/3_head_in_the_clouds.mp3
  4. Maiden Voyage
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/4_maiden_voyage.mp3
  5. Harvest Time
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/5_harvest_time.mp3
  6. Sunlight
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/6_sunlight.mp3
  7. Butterfly
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/7_butterfly.mp3
  8. As
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/b/103076_butterfly/8_as.mp3

Description

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".