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'Masterpiece of Japanese Jazz and Jazz Funk to be re-released on clear pink colored vinyl! A masterpiece of jazz rock by master musician Jiro Inagaki! Jazz Rock, and beyond. Soul Media, led by Jiro Inagaki, has arrived at the ultimate groove, tight and cool. As Inagaki himself says, 'I did black funk.' By combining the burst of jazz rock he had cultivated up to that point with the tenacity and elasticity of black music, his musicality took a leap to another dimension. The groove is polished, shiny, and bewitching, coupled with the masterful arrangements of virtuoso Hiromasa Suzuki. The lively and fast 'Painted Paradise,' the funkiness and mellowness of 'Breeze,' the low center of gravity and sharpness of 'Kool & the Gang,' and 'Funky Stuff' are all part of this album. The entire album is worth listening to, including a cover of 'Funky Stuff. This is a definitive masterpiece that continues to be a worldwide favorite.