1980 Osamu Kitajima – Masterless Samurai

Masterless Samurai is an album by Osamu Kitajima, recorded in 1979 and released in 1980 on Alfa Records.

Osamu Kitajima, also known by the pseudonym Justin Heathcliff, is a Japanese musician, producer, composer, and multi‑instrumentalist.

 

Tracks

1  Golden Mean (Osamu Kitajima) 5:28
2  Wild Monk (Osamu Kitajima) 3:53
3  Sei…Essence (Osamu Kitajima) 3:33
4  Where Is The Real Japan (Osamu Kitajima) 3:53
5  Masterless Samurai (Osamu Kitajima) 5:10
6  Breath Of Night (Osamu Kitajima) 6:54
7  Edo Townsfolk (Osamu Kitajima) 3:39
8  Floating Garden (Osamu Kitajima) 3:32
9  Koshaku…To The Point (Osamu Kitajima) 3:46
10  Whoga…Grace (Osamu Kitajima) 3:39

Media

Musicians

1 Golden Mean

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
BiwaOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
ViolinDavid Mansfield
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


2 Wild Monk

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsStix Hooper
DrumsGeoffrey Hales
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
OrganBrian Whitcomb
RhodesVictor Feldman
SynthesizerOsamu Kitajima
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


3 Sei…Essence

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsGeoffrey Hales
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
OrganBrian Whitcomb
RhodesVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
VibesBobby Hutcherson
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


4 Where Is The Real Japan

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
KokyuTsun L
MarimbaBobby Hutcherson
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


5 Masterless Samurai

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsAlex Acuna
DrumsGeoffrey Hales
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
BiwaOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
SynthesizerVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


6 Breath Of Night

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
BiwaOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


7 Edo Townsfolk

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsGeoffrey Hales
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
ShamisenOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


8 Floating Garden

DrumsAlex Acuna
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
PianoVictor Feldman
SaxJohn Klemmer
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


9 Koshaku…To The Point

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsAlex Acuna
DrumsGeoffrey Hales
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales


10 Whoga…Grace

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsGeoffrey Hales
Acoustic GuitarOsamu Kitajima
KotoOsamu Kitajima
RhodesVictor Feldman
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionGeoffrey Hales

Liner Notes

Producer – Osamu Kitajima
Co-producer – Geoffrey Hales, Kazu Matsui
Producer (Executive) – Kunihiko Murai, Shoro Kawazoe
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Osamu Kitajima
Arranged By (Co-Arrangements) – Kazu Matsui
Arranged By (String) – Clare Fischer (Tracks 2, 5, 6, 9)
Mastered By – John Golden

Art Direction – Jeff Kent Ayeroff
Design – Lynn Robb
Illustration, Artwork – Louise Scott
Photography By – Paddy Reynolds

Copyright (c) – Alfa Records, Inc
Recorded At – Kendun Recorders
Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
Mixed At – Paramount Recording Studios
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders