Native Son – Native Son

I’ve never heard of Native Son, but they were a Japanese jazz fusion band that were active in the early 80’s. I thought the artwork was cool on this album, and I looked at the instruments and musician credits: Fender Rhodes? Saxophones? Electric bass and cuica? It looked good, and was a pleasant surprise among the records I bought. 1979’s Native Son can sound cheesy, but its mostly impressive jazz-funk that I’m happy I was able to find. I haven’t been able to find anything else about this band, so it will remain somewhat of a mystery to me.

Listenability – 3 LPs Mood – 2 LPs Danceability – 1 LP Value – 2 LPs