Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Takehiro Honda Meets Rhythm Section Featuring Sadao Watanabe

Year : 1970
Label : Trio Records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Modal

The debut album of pianist Takehiro Honda, recorded in the Ginza Yamaha Hall in 1969, the first of eight albums produced by Trio Electronics. He is surrounded himself of a great Jazz combo, in fact, the Sadao Watanabe Quartet featuring Yoshiaki Masuo,  Yoshio Suzuki & Fumio Watanabe, the two future members of the Takehiro Honda Trio. Titles include popular Jazz standards (By The Time I Get To Phoenix & Stella By Starlight), a variation based on the Hey Jude theme by The Beatles and his own compositions (Minton Blues, Ain't Tell You A Good Way But & Quiet Sea).  All tracks arranged by Takehiro Honda.

Takehiro Honda_piano
Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone
Yoshio Suzuki_bass
Fumio Watanabe_drums
Yoshiaki Masuo_guitar

01. Minton Blues
02. Hey Jude (Lennon/McCartney)
03. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Jimmy Webb)
04. Ain't Tell You A Good Way But
05. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
06. Quiet Sea

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