Ryo Kawasaki


Celebrating Ryo Kawasaki (February 25, 1947 – April 13, 2020), a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist best known as one of the first to develop the fusion genre, and for helping to develop the guitar synthesizer in collaboration with Roland Corporation and Korg. In the mid-1980s, Kawasaki drifted out of performing music in favor of writing music software for computers.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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