James Mason Recollection Echos on LP
James Mason only made one album, that won acclaim years after it's release. Rhythm Of Life became a soul-jazz cult classic, recorded in around 1978-79 with musicians such as Narada Michael Walden and Gene Torres, and featuring Clarice Taylor's beautiful, characteristic vocals. The multi-instrumentalist recorded many more tracks around the release of Rhythm Of Life, but his music became out of fashion as musical trends shifted. Another album never arrived, and the recordings ended up in a box. Now the release of Mason's second album, Recollection Echos, is finally here, a collection of his forgotten tracks remastered from his personal master tapes. Liner notes also written by Mason himself.
"I am proud of much of this collection, but this is not "Rhythm of Life". Narada Michael Walden does not play on any of these tracks and I definitely would have liked to have had a lot more of Justo Almario. Most of it was created with zero budget and was intended to be redone with an appropriate budget and higher production values supported by a record deal. I wish you could hear these songs with the production treatment they deserve. For those of you that have enjoyed "Rhythm of Life" I sincerely believe that there are moments and motifs in this collection that can take you to those same inner spaces. Otherwise I would not have approved this release." - James Mason