James Mason Rhythm of Life (1977)

    Chiaroscuro
    • James Mason – sweet power your embrace
    • James Mason – free
    • 1. sweet power your embrace
    • 2. good thing
    • 3. free
    • 4. mbewe
    • 5. funny girl
    • 6. slick city
    • 7. rhythm of life
    • 8. hey hey hey
    • 9. i've got my eyes on you
    • 10. dreams

    Absolutely essential jazz funk album! A rare groove classic and the only album James Mason recorded. Every track's a winner but look out for "Sweet Power Your Embrace", "Free" and "Slick City" in particular! You need this album!!

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