Various Artists: Tribute to Haruomi Hosono
Haruomi Hosono is one of the grand old (turned 60 in 2007) men of Japanese pop music, best known internationally as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra. On the 2-CD 11-track set Tribute to Haruomi Hosono, released by Avex in April 2007, Japanese and international artists do imaginative takes on Hosono's work, that cements his status as one of Japan's most original and enduring talents and reflects his work in electronica, folk-rock, world music and ambient music, among other genres.
Hosono has a history of working with members of The Band; Levon Helm appeared on the 1979 album Second Line and Garth Hudson guested on 1999's Road to Louisiana. On Tribute to Haruomi Hosono, Garth Hudson appears with Geoff Muldaur and John Sebastian on a track produced by John Simon.
Various Artists - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono - 2007 - Avex RZCM-45511/2