Monday, September 27, 2010

Sadao Watanabe (Self-Titled)

Year : 1972
Label : CBS/Sony
Genre : Jazz
Style : Fusion, World, Traditionnal, Free Improvisations
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After completing explore the entire Brazilian music in the sixties and to become the representative of the genus in Japan, Sadao has put aside Bossa Nova to enter in a new era with this iconic album which opens his African period. From return of East Africa when he visited Kenya, Sadao recruited new musicians featuring trombonist Hiroshi Fukumura and operates now the African musical culture mixing the rhythms to the free forms of experimental jazz. Each track can be seen as the theatrical representation of the African Culture. All tracks mixed by Kunihiko Sugano at Iino Hall.

Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone, sopranino, flute & african percussions
Hiroshi Fukumura_trombone
Fumio Itabashi_keyboards
Masayuki Takayanagi_guitar
Mitsuaki Furuno_bass
Arihide Kurata_drums

01. Sasa
02. Mtoto
03. Mtelenko
04. Poromoko La Maji
05. Kijiji
06. Barabara
07. Mombasa
08. Upepo
09. Umeme

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