James Mason is one of the most underrated artists to emerge in the 70's fusion scene.His one and only album Rhythm of Life is an astonishing masterpiece blending jazz funk with brazilian orchestration and massive keybord work.Once a member of Roy Ayers this great keybordist could have managed something better.His only other release is the 12'' I want your Love backed by Nightgruv.Both are a step further from the soundof his album,more electronic oriented and less organic.Both are considered classics for the house movement and especially Nightguv sounds like an early house record.The next piece comes from the sleeve of i want your love.
''Although these recordings were never meant to be released, i hope you will enjoy them. If you have enjoyed my work in the past, i believe, perhaps, you will. These recordings were made for record industry decision makers to judge the worthiness of my efforts versus their risk in financing another album recorded by me. I had always thought that, if my effort was found worthy, these recordings would be redone. Except for this release by Mighty Fine Records, for which i am grateful, neither of these dreams have come true, and, therefore, this labour of love is being forwarded to you as is. Please do not take this message as an encouragement to pass this recording by. It is not. I have put a great deal and effort and hope into these songs and sincerely hope you enjoy them".
-James Mason ...
James Mason-I Want Your Love