Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sadao Watanabe - California Shower

Year : 1978
Label : Flying Disk/JVC
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Fusion
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Recorded at the famous Record Plant studios in Los Angeles, this is an emblematic album of the Sadao Watanabe Jazz Funk period which brings together various styles from Caribbean & African music to Smooth Jazz. For California Shower, Sadao surrounded himself by greats jazzmen from the american Fusion scene featuring Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey and in particular Dave Grusin  main contributor of the Sadao's Jazz Funk orientation, who already worked on several of his previous albums. All tracks arranged by Dave Grusin.

Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone, sopranino, flute
Dave Grusin_keyboards
Lee Ritenour_guitar
Chuck Rainey_bass
Harvey Mason_drums
Paulinho Da Costa_percussions
Oscar Brashear_trumpet
George Bohanon_trombone
Ernie Watts_tenor saxophone

01. California Shower
02. Duo-Creatics
03. Desert Ride
04. Seventh High
05. Turning Pages Of Wind
06. Ngoma Party
07. My Country
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