Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sadao Watanabe Sextet - Bossa Nova '67

Year : 1967
Label : Victor
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova
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Fifth album of Sado Watanabe as a leader, his second album which contibuted to the Bossa Nova boom in Japan. Sadao plays in a sextet formation featuring Masabumi Kikuchi, Isao Suzuki or Masahiko Togashi, all surrounded by strings ensemble. Titles include a collection of big hits which made the fame of Bossa Nova plus Pop covers & Jazz standards from A.C. Jobim (The Girl From Ipanema, Meditation), Luiz Bonfa (Black Orpheus), Jorge Ben (Mas Que Nada) or A Man And A Woman extract from musical score by Francis Lai
Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone & flute
Masabumi Kikuchi_piano
Isao Suzuki_
Masahiko Togashi_drums
Sadanori Nakamure_guitar
Hideo Miyata_cabasa

01. The Girl From Ipanema
02. Meditation
03. Black Orpheus
04. O Grande Amor
05. Bonita
06. Dindi
07. Mas que Nada
08. The Shadow Of Your Smile
09. Fly Me To The Moon
10. A Man And A Woman
11. So Danco Samba
12. She Is Carioca
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