Ryo Kawasaki was a Japanese jazz guitarist, born on February 25, 1947 in Kōenji, Tokyo, Japan. He gained recognition for his innovative approach to playing the guitar and his contributions to the fusion genre. Throughout his career, Ryo released numerous albums and collaborated with renowned musicians such as Elvin Jones and Gil Evans. His unique style combined elements of jazz, funk, and electronic music, captivating audiences worldwide. Sadly, Ryo passed away on April 13, 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia.