Prism (Japanese band)

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Prism
Origin 1975
Genres Fusion
Jazz
Years active 1975 - present
Website www.prismjapan.com
Members Jiro Okada
Mansaku Kimura
Akira Wada
Kenichiro Shinzawa

Prism (プリズム, Purisumu) is a Japanese jazz fusion band formed in 1975.

History[edit]

Prism was formed in 1975 by Akira Wada, Ken Watanabe, Katsutoshi Morizono, Koki Ito and Toru Suzuki. Most of the musicians had little professional experience, aside from Morizono, who founded the progressive rock band Yonin Bayashi. In 1976, the group were signed to Polydor Records, performed as an opening act for Eric Clapton, and toured nationwide. Prism released their debut album in 1977, Prism, which ran out of stock after its release.[1]

Members[edit]

As of July 2007, Prism is composed of Jiro Okada (bass guitar), Mansaku Kimura (drums) and Akira Wada (electric guitar) with Kenichiro Shinzawa (keyboards) as "support".[2]

Discography[edit]

Prism have released a total of 28 albums since 1977.[3] The band was signed to Universal Music Group in 2003, which re-released the band's first four albums, and remained their record publisher.[4]

  • PRISM (1977)
  • SECOND THOUGHT/SECOND MOVE (1978)
  • PRISM III (1979)
  • PRISM LIVE (1979)
  • SURPRISE (1980)
  • COMMUNITY ILLUSION (1981)
  • LIVE ALIVE (absolutely) (1981)
  • VISIONS (1982)
  • ∞ (永久機関) (1983)
  • NOTHIN'UNUSUAL (1985)
  • DREAMIN' (1986)
  • LIVE ALIVE VOL.2 (1987)
  • THE SILENCE OF THE MOTION (1987)
  • MOTHER EARTH (1990)
  • REJUVENATION (1991)
  • A PERSONAL CHANGE (1992)
  • PRISM JAM (1995)
  • UNCOVERED (1995)
  • PRISMANIA (1997)
  • WHITER (1997)
  • In The Last Resort (2001)
  • PRESENT I (2003)
  • PRESENT II (2003)
  • 【mju:】 (2003)
  • 1977 Live at Sugino Kodo (2004)
  • Homecoming 2004 (2004)
  • 三位一体 (2005)
  • blue... (2007)

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