She is now a jewelry designer. Kimiko went to Tokyo inand became a featured member of pianist Yuzuru Sera's group. Kasai is referred to by her nickname of "Kemeco", also a song on one of her earliest recorded works, "The Modern Playing Mate" by Yuzuru Sera Trio Introducing Kimiko Kasai from and recently reissued on compact disc in Japan.
Kimiko first album as a solo artist was entitled "Just Friends" in After that time, she recorded many albums in collaboration with some of the most renowned musicians in the jazz field, such as Billy Higgins Mal Waldron Gil EvansStan GetzOliver Nelsonand Herbie Hancock. Kimiko recorded numerous jazz albums, though her later albums were more a mix of jazz fusionsmooth jazzpop Aerium - Human Symbiosis, and West Coast AOR.
Many of her early jazz recordings remain in print in Japan, being re-released with modern-day technologies i. In her personal life, Kimiko has been married to drummer Hiroshi Murakami, as well as to Richard Rudolphwidower of the late Minnie Riperton and father of comedian Maya Rudolph.
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