1978 Kenji Omura – Kenji Shock

Kenji Omura (Omura Kenji, May 5, 1949 November 18, 1998) was a Japanese guitarist, composer, arranger.

Born in Kobe City , Hyogo Prefecture . After graduating from Konan High School , in 1969, won the Yamaha Right Music Contest ‘s rock category.

He went to the United States in 1970 and stands on the stage of Fillmore West. After returning to Japan in 1971, he entered Sophia University international faculty, while participating in Red Birds . In 1973 he withdrew from the Red Birds and formed “entrance” with Murakami Shuichi et al. In the following years Bamboo was formed in 1974 and Camino was formed in 1975 . In 1980, participated in domestic and world tour as a support guitarist of YMO . After that, in the 1980s, as arranger Kamiko Yamashita ‘s hit song “Equatorial Komachi Doki”, including Oe Senri and Honda Minako and other songs, and also participated in many songs as session guitarist. Especially from the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s, I frequently participate in Gotoh Shiori ‘s work composition work ( Shizuka Kudo , Tunnels etc.). In later years participated as a support guitarist for tours such as Yanagi George , Yusa Mimori , Miyazawa Kazufumi etc. Also, with the excellent guitar technique and knowledge, he is in charge of reviewing the electric guitar of “guitar magazine”. 

Tracks

1  Left-Handed Woman (Kenji Omura) 5:03
2  Better Make It Through Today (Eric Clapton) 4:38
3  Yumedono (Kenji Omura) 4:57
4  Shock (Kenji Omura, Harvey Mason Sr) 5:00
5  Rhythm Road (Hirokuni Korekata) 5:42
6  Boston Flight (Martin Willweber) 4:54
7  Bamboo Bong (Kenji Omura) 2:58
8  The Mase (Harvey Mason Sr, Kenny Mason) 6:29

Media

Musicians

1 Left-Handed Woman

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetKenny Mason
PercussionVictor Feldman


2 Better Make It Through Today

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
PercussionVictor Feldman
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetKenny Mason
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsAnn White


3 Yumedono

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
PianoVictor Feldman
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetKenny Mason
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr
PercussionKenny Mason


4 Shock

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
PianoHarvey Mason
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetKenny Mason
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr
Background VocalsHarvey Mason Sr
Background VocalsKenny Mason


5 Rhythm Road

BassEmbamba
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarKenji Omura
KeyboardsDavid Paich
SynthesizerHarvey Mason
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey


6 Boston Flight

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SynthesizerBill Meyers
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetKenny Mason
PercussionHarvey Mason Sr


7 Bamboo Bong

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsHarvey Mason
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoPatrice Rushen
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerHarvey Mason Sr
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
TrumpetKenny Mason


8 The Mase

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarKenji Omura
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetKenny Mason
PercussionVictor Feldman

Liner Notes

Producer – Harvey Mason Sr
Engineer – Peter Chaikin
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Gordon, Linda Corbin, Ron Alvarez

Art Direction – Ajiro Waluta
Photography – Kenneth McGowan

Mastered At Record Plant
Recorded at Conway Recorders, Los Angeles
Recorded at Larrabee Sound, Hollywood