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Introducing
Clare Foster
Vocals
First of all, I'd like to thank the wonderful singer/lyricist Ms. Clare Foster for becoming a core part of this new album. Her understanding, talent and passion enabled me to develop the quality of this album even further than I could have imagined.

Also, I'd like to thank Victor, Lincoln, Shunzo and Chip. It was great fun working with such talented musicians who also have been my friends for many years. And Mr. Kikoski, thanks for participating on this album. Your piano work is unbelievably strong and inspirational.

And, of course, many thanks to Kiyoshi for giving me the right inputs and consistent encouragement to polish the album throughout the project.

Thanks to Hisao, Yukihiro and the VAM staff for supporting me to materialize this album; Tom Brick and Absolute Audio for helping me to polish this album; and Natasha Kudrov for providing me wonderful artwork.

Ryo Kawasaki
August'98

Shunzo & Ryo
Shunzo & Ryo
Victor,Clare & Ryo
Victor, Clare & Ryo



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Ryo Kawasaki "Cosmic Rhythm" introducing Clare Foster
Produced by Ryo Kawasaki and Kiyoshi Itoh
Recorded ,Mixed and Arranged by Ryo Kawasaki at Satellite Station
New York, NY. May'98-August'98
Mastered by Tom Brick at Absolute Audio Inc./New York, NY
Executive Producer : Hisao Ebine
Cover Artwork by Natasha Kudrov
Layout and design : Ryo Kawasaki

1) Gravity [Ryo Kawasaki, Clare Foster] RYKA Music, BMI 5:13
Guitars, Keyboards and Drum programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Vocals : Clare Foster
Drums, Trumpets and Backround Vocal : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
2) Love, Life Within the Sun [Ryo Kawasaki] RYKA Music, BMI 5:30
Guitars, Keyboards, Programming and Drums : Ryo Kawasaki
Flugel Horn : Shunzo Ono
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
3) Keep on Movin' [Romeo] Virgin Music, Inc, ASCAP 4:40
Vocals : Clare Foster
Guitars, Keyboards and Keyboard Bass : Ryo Kawasaki
Drums and Percussion: Victor Jones
Violins : Orland Wells
4) Understanding [Ryo Kawasaki, Clare Foster] RYKA Music, BMI 5:28
Guitars, Keyboards and Drum Programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Vocals : Clare Foster
Drums & Percussion: Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
5) Kindness [Ryo Kawasaki, Clare Foster] RYKA Music, BMI 4:51
Vocals : Clare Foster
Guitars, Keyboards and Programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Drums : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
6) Groovin' Field [Ryo Kawasaki] RYKA Music, BMI 4:46v Guitars, Keyboards and Programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Drums, Percussion and Flugel Horns : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
7) Airegin [Sonny Rollins] Prestige Music, BMI 4:26
(Dedicated to the late Wes Montgomery, for the inspiration he has given to us..)
Guitar and additional drum break : Ryo Kawasaki
Keyboard : David Kikoski
Drums and Percussion : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
8) Dreamland [Ryo Kawasaki, Clare Foster] RYKA Music, BMI 4:55
Vocal : Clare Foster
Guitars, Keyboards, and Drum Programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Percussion : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
9) Trinkets and Things [Ryo Kawasaki, Radha Shottam] RYKA Music, BMI 4:37
Vocals : Clare Foster
Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals : Ryo Kawasaki
Flutes : Chip Shelton
Drums and Percussion : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
10) Let it Flow [Ryo Kawasaki, Clare Foster] RYKA Music, BMI 4:41
Vocals : Clare Foster
Guitar, Keyboards and Drums/Percussion Programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
11) Ascension [Ryo Kawasaki, Clare Foster] RYKA Music, BMI 4:35
Vocals : Clare Foster
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals and Drum/Percussion Programming : Ryo Kawasaki
Drums and Percussion : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines
12) Soul Behind The Mirror [Ryo Kawasaki] RYKA Music, BMI 5:28
(Dedicated to the late Gil Evans, in memory of his friendship and artistry)
Guitar, Keyboards, Woodwinds/Strings inputs and Triangle : Ryo Kawasaki
Drums and Percussion : Victor Jones
Bass Guitar : Lincoln Goines

Clare,Ryo and Victor
Clare, Ryo and Victor
Lincoln
Lincoln

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KINDNESS

We found our feet and landed
On this place that we call earth
In our hearts we were given a goodness and warmth
That gave us wholeness of spirit

But what went wrong with all the love and happiness
We could have shared
We've lost respect
And now there's nowhere to go

Do as you would be done by
And give worth to each other
For there's no other way that we'll make it through life
If we don't help one another

For what we need is tenderness and harmony
To make us grow
Learning to give
With all our heart and our soul

We're one tribe
That's trying to survive
With some peace and help from our friends
More sorrow and less anger
Is what this game is all about

<CODA>

All it takes is kindness
And a universal love

<refrain coda>


LET IT FLOW

Any tears you've ever felt
Let go
Any dreams you've ever dreamed
Let them flow

Any pain you've ever felt
Let go
Any light that you can hold
Let it glow


GRAVITY

A mystical attraction
Drawing you to what you need
A force of magnetism
Pulling you to gether speed

The balance of existence
Elements in time and space
A power of clear decision
Leading you to centre base


Keep on Movin'

Keep on movin'
Don't stop
Like the hands of time
Click Clock
Find your own way to stay
The time will come one day
Why do people chose to live their lives
This way

Keep on movin'
Don't stop no
Keep on movin'
Keep on movin'
Keep on movin
Don't stop no
Keep on movin'

Its our time
Time today
The right time is here to stay
Stay in my life
My life always
Yellow is the colour of sunrays

*) I hide myself from no one
I know that time will really come
When your'll be in my life
My life always
Yellow is the colour of sunrays

Keep on movin'... Keep on movin'
Keep on movin'... Don't stop
Don't stop no ... The hands of time
Keep on movin'... The big clock
Keep on movin... Find your own way
Then time will come one day... Stay, the time will come one day
Keep on movin'
Don't stop no
Keep on movin'
Keep on movin'
Keep on movin'
Don't stop no
Keep on movin'

I know the time
Time today
Walking alone in my own way
Extremely cold, rainy day
Friends and I had fun along the way
Yes we do
(Back to *)


Understanding

(Bridge only)

To understand all the heart and true
is the right way to reality

Coda :
To know it, to feel it to get inside what's real
Is where you've got to be.....


Dreamland

Everyone needs a dream to call their own
Finding that something to believe in
When we were kids we found that special place
Called dream land
It carried us away
Always filling us with sweet suprise
Giving us that precious joy of life

Everyone needs a heart to call their home
Knowing the reason for existence
While we are young we've got to find that place
Called dream land
There's no time for lost regrets
Nothing ventured,nothing gained still stands true
So lets go

There's no rules or inhibitions
Just a free reign to dance under the fountain of desire

Everyony needs a love that never dies
Keeping it nurtured through all seasons
As we grow old we'll rest our souls at peace
In dream land
From the comfort of our minds
We'll be rocking to a lullaby
Knowing that we've always got a dream to dream


Trinkets and Things

See pretty bangles shine
Silver green and blue
and if you haven't seen them
shine in the sun,
if you haven't heard them
Tinkle, bell like ringing,
Then you've missed all the fun
Yeh(oh) Looking at one
They shine in the sun,
glow in the dark

And when the sun goes down,
Pink and orange juice
Then I have rings and things
that glow in the dark,
Vivid memories that run free
Helter...Skelter
and I sing songs of love
Yeh(oh) Love for a life,
That shines in the sun
Glows in the dark


Ascension

When you feel the spirit
The sunshine and the laughter
You'll know that you've landed
And found yourself forever

When you see the ocean
The moonlight and bright stars
Yours dreams will be breathing
A sigh of peace forever