Ryo uses his scientific mind in conjunction with his superb musical talent to create music that is not only famed but indeed ingenious. Ryo has released 28 solo albums while also producing and participating on 30 additional albums. On "Mirror of My Mind" Ryo features sidemen, Harvey Mason, Michael Brecker, Anthony Jackson and vocals by the very talented Radha Shottom. This album is often cited as being a pioneer in the early development of the acid jazz movement. Ryo's guitar playing spans the gamut of a Jimi Hendrix rock fusion style to the smooth sultry manner of a George Benson. It was hard to believe that this album was originally released in 1979 because of its modern aura and tempo.
Ryo was definitely a man ahead of his time. I truly enjoyed the originality expressed by Ryo in his music and I'm sure you will too.