“Recorded in Tokyo and released in 1979, it features a collection of Kasai’s silken reinterpretations, from Herbie Hancock’s own disco monster ‘I Thought It Was You’, and a butter smooth rework of ‘Sunlight’, to the sun-drenched ballad ‘Butterfly’, and a bubbling version of Stevie Wonder’s timeless ‘As’. Backed by an all-star group featuring Alphonse Mouzon on drums and Benny Maupin on sax, original copies of Butterfly have been incerasingly hard to come by, with a 1997 reissue also only available in Japan. Restoring the iconic artwork complete with OBI strip and 4-page folded insert,Kimiko Kasai and Harbie Hancock’s Butterfly is released on 20th April via Be With Records.” – The Vinyl Factory
“It is music with which to soothe a furrowed brow or two. There are elegant contributions from Hancock, Maupin on soprano and tenor saxophones and Webster Lewis on organ and acoustic piano. The trio float over sumptuous grooves laid down by Jackson, Summers, guitarist Ray Obiedo and drummer Alphonse Mouzon. Along with the Hancock originals, some with lyrics written by Hancock's sister Jean, the album includes Stevie Wonder's "As" and Graselli & Malanet's "Head In The Clouds.” – All About Jazz
All Raphael Ong records are non-returnable.