While producing the documentary “The Ballad of Don Lewis” (currently in post-production), one of the earliest trails led to Ikutaro Kakehashi and the story of his and Don Lewis's friendship and collaboration that covered almost 50 years. Mr. Kakehashi’s interviews and story became an integral part of the documentary, which provides historical context to the early development of Electronic Music. For me, the opportunity to meet, and interview, Mr. Kakehashi was truly an honor. I became aware of his deep commitment to music and and the artists whose lives he touched world over.
Although “The Ballad of Don Lewis” has yet to go through final stages of funding and post-production, I felt it was important to share this excerpt with the public for this first time in honor Mr. Kakehashi; a man who brought so much joy and love to the world due to his genius and musical vision.
Bless you all as we honor and remember "Mr. K",
Producer/Director of "The Ballad of Don Lewis"