Native Son was a Japanese fusion group formed in 1978 by keyboardist Takehiro Honda (1945-2006). The band lasted through half a dozen albums until 1985.
The other members of the group were guitarist Motonobu Ohde, saxophonist Kohsuke Mine, Tamio Kawabata on bass and Hiroshi Murakama on drums.
Native Son's self-titled debut came out in 1979 on JVC in Japan and Infinity in North America. The cover pictured above is from the U.S. and Canada release. The album was quite popular in their home country but didn't have much impact elsewhere.
Native Son's music seems to me to have worn well in comparison with much of the fusion genre, possibly because of the group's strong melodies. Here's a sample track from that first album.
Breezin' & Dreamin'
Native Son's debut is available on a Japanese CD (JVC) from the reliable CD Japan. I've seen no indication that any of the band's music is available as legal downloads.
Here' another track from that first Native Son album.