Exposé Online banner

Osamu Kitajima / Justin Heathcliff

Osamu Kitajima / Justin Heathcliff
Country
Japan
Profile
Osamu Kitajima (喜多嶋 修, born February 3, 1949), also known by the pseudonym Justin Heathcliff, is a Japanese musician, producer, composer, and multi‑instrumentalist. After spending some time in England, he recorded his first album under the Justin Heathcliff name, but subsequent albums have used his own name.
Website
http://www.eastquest.com/dr-kitajima.html
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (13)
Osamu Kitajima — Torii in the Sea Osamu Kitajima — Torii in the Sea
(East Quest Records no#, 2019, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Over the Brink Osamu Kitajima — Over the Brink
(East Quest Records no#, 2013, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Beyond the Circle Osamu Kitajima — Beyond the Circle
(CyberOctave COCD 2002, 1996, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Behind The Light Osamu Kitajima — Behind The Light
(Higher Octave HOMCD 7045, 1992, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Sweet Chaos Osamu Kitajima — Sweet Chaos
(Mesa R2 79027, 1989, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Passages Osamu Kitajima — Passages
(CBS MK 42329, 1987, )
Osamu Kitajima — The Source Osamu Kitajima — The Source
(CBS MK 42239, 1984, CD / LP)
Osamu Kitajima — Dragon King Osamu Kitajima — Dragon King
(East Quest Records 1901557, 1979/2010, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Masterless Samurai Osamu Kitajima — Masterless Samurai
(East Quest Records 1836104 , 1978/2010, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Osamu Osamu Kitajima — Osamu
(East Quest Records 1837787 , 1977/2010, CD)
Osamu Kitajima — Benzaiten Osamu Kitajima — Benzaiten
(East Quest Records 1840107 , 1974/2010, CD)
Fumio & Osamu — Shinchugoku Fumio & Osamu — Shinchugoku
(Everland Psych EPS003, 1972/2020, CD)
Justin Heathcliff — Justin Heathcliff Justin Heathcliff — Justin Heathcliff
(Warner Bros WPCL-12524, 1971/2017, CD)

Latest news

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more

2020-03-17
Cruise to the Edge and Seaprog 2020 Festivals Postponed – The worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus has started to produce casualties in the music world, and festivals are not immune. We've had word that both the Cruise to the Edge (originally slated for March 27 - April 1) and Seaprog (originally June 5-7) have been postponed to later dates, with those dates to be announced. » Read more

2020-03-06
McCoy Typer RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz, McCoy Tyner. His tenure with John Coltrane in the early 60s includes some of the most treasured recordings of the era, including My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. After leaving Coltrane's group, he had a long and successful solo career. He was 81. » Read more

2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Box of Frogs - Box of Frogs / Strange Land – The Box of Frogs project reunited 3/5 of the original Yardbirds: bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja, and drummer Jim McCarty. They took as their model The Traveling Willburys,...  (2007) » Read more

Scenes - Call Us Now at the Number You Provide – Swedish prog metal protagonists Scenes are not a well known commodity on the international scene yet but they are making substantial inroads in that direction with this first label release. The...  (2006) » Read more

Terri Lyne Carrington - Jazz Is a Spirit – The talent of a prodigy does mature after a time, especially if surrounded by competent mentors in the entertainment industry. Terri Lyne Carrington came up from several very notable early appearances...  (2003) » Read more

Oaksenham - Conquest of the Pacific – Seems like a long time since we reviewed this Armenian band’s debut live release Woden’s Eve Live; in fact it was 2002, and since then the band has been diligently working on this, their...  (2007) » Read more

Steve Hackett with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - A Midsummer Night's Dream – Here I am beset by another serious classical work by guitarist Steve Hackett on the new classical label, Angel (which also released Jon Anderson's Change We Must and Ian Anderson's...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues