Monday, May 18, 2009

Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip

Year : 1970
Label : CBS/Sony
Genre : Jazz
Style : Contempory Jazz, Free Improvisations, Hard Bop, Post Bop
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Sadao Watanabe is one most famous Japanese Jazz Giant, saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist arranger & composer best known as the man who introduced Bossa Nova in Japan. He's surrounded by great musicians featuring some great sideman for Miles Davis : Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette. In 1962, Sadao moved to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music and later played with Chico Hamilton, Gary McFarland, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin or Hank Jones. Then he explored music all over the world reflecting his Brazilian & African inspirations on his work to become the japanese representative of Bossa Nova and and more broadly of World Music as Joe Zawinul. In 1967, Sadao recorded two Latin Jazz albums with Charlie Mariano, Iberian Waltz/Nabesada & Charlie and the following year, We Got A New Bag with various Indian influences.  All tracks composed, arranged by Sadao & produced by Kiyoshi Itoh.

Sadao Watanabe_saxophone
Chick Corea_piano
Miroslav Vitous_bass
Jack DeJohnette_drums

01. Round Trip : Going & Coming
02. Nostargia
03. Pastoral
04. Sao Paulo

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