Native Son was a Japanese jazz-funk and jazz fusion group.
The group consisted of the following members:
During their career they released 6 albums:
Side One: 1. Bump Cruising
2. Heat Zone
3. Breezin' & Dreamin'
4. Wind Surfing
1. Whispering Eyes
2. Twilight Mist
3. Super Safari
4. Whispering Eyes (Reprise)
Takehiro Honda: Fender Rhodes Piano, Hohner D-6 Clavinet, Yamaha CP 70 Solina Celesta
Kohsuke Mine: Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Motonobu Ohde: Electric Guitar
Tamio Kawabata: Electric Bass
Hiroshi Murakami: Drums
Damiao Gomes De Souza: Cuica On "Whispering Eyes"
Cover Illustration: Lou Beach
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