The multi-instrumentalist played all guitars and lots of vintage synths on the album, but also got support from musicians like Narada Michael Walden, Dwayne Perdue, Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed and Gene Torres as well as singer Clarice Taylor.
The result was a perfect blend of funky fusion and progressive R&B, spiritually uplifting and cool. Long forgotten, the album experienced a renaissance in acid jazz circles in the 90s: “Sweet Power Your Embrace”, “Funny Girl”, “Free” and “Slick City” became rare-groove standards.
The term “Rare Groove” fits “Rhythm of Life” perfectly, the number of original pressings is estimated to be under a thousand. Mason was rarely heard on record again after his debut.