Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Plays Bacharach & Beatles

Year : 1969
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Takt Jazz Series
Genre : Jazz
Style : Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz Rock, Free improvisations

Live performance at Sankei-Hall, Tokyo in 1968 with the addition of three studio recordings on side B, by Sadao Watanabe & his new band featuring Terumasa Hino, Kazuo Yashiro, Yoshiaki Masuo, Hiroshi Suzuki, Yoshio Ikeda, all surrounded by a large horn set. This collection brings together various Pop standards consisting into Soul Jazz & Jazz Rock variations of some well known Burt Bacharach's tunes and best cover songs by The Beatles, including three tracks from their Magical Mystery Tour '67 album, a notable psychedelic version, occurred in free forms, of the George Harrison's Blue Jay Way, plus others classics as Look Of Love or Walk On By.

Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone,sopranino
Yoshiaki Masuo_guitar
Yoshio Ikeda_bass
Isao Eto_electric bass
Fumio Watanabe_drums
Yuji Imamura_percussion
Kazuo Yashiro_organ, electric piano, hapsicord 
Terumasa Hino & Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Yasushi Ichihara_baritone trombone

And more...

01. Look Of Love       
02. Magical Mystery Tour       
03. Trains Boats and Planes       
04. Ticket To Ride       
05. Walk On By       
06. I Am The Walrus       
07. Here There And Everywhere        
08. Blue Jay Way       
09. Reach Out For Me


Sadao Watanabe & Brazilian 8 - Sadao Meets Brazilian Friends

Year : 1968
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Takt Jazz Series
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova, Samba

One of the most wanted LP, an absolutely essential record produced by Sadao Watanabe with some Sao Paulo local musicians, the Brazilian 8. This is the first studio recording outside Japan for the main actor of the Bossa Nova 'boom' in Japan during the sixties decade. This album, never released in Brazil, was recorded at Sao Paulo in 1968 featuring most members of the Brazilian Octopus band, in which played keyboardist Hermeto Pascoal. Titles include Bossa Nova songs & Samba rhythms of the brazilian standards from João Gilberto, Djamel Ferreira, João Donato, Chico Buarque De Hollanda plus three original compositions of Sadao Watanabe. All tracks arranged by Sadao Watanabe.

Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone,flute
Mathias Da Silva Matos_bass
Olmir Seocaer_guitar
Aparecido Bianchi_organ, piano
Joao Carlos Pegorro_vibraphone, piano
Douglas De oliveira _drums
Jose Ferreira Godinho Filho_alto saxophone
Carlos Alberto Alcantara_tenor saxophone
Waldir De Barros_trumpet

01. Bim Bom
02. E Nada Mais
03. Jequibau
04. Eu E A Brisa
05. Barquinho Deferente
06. Ritmo
07. Tristeza
08. Carolina
09. Bossa Na Praia
10. Mostra Morena
11. Muito A Vontade
12. Ritmo


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Be Hard Bop - Brazilian Tapestry

Essential Grooves, Psychedelic Rock & Samba beats from Brazil recorded between 1966-1971 by Jazz performers, actors of the Tropicália movement, Samba Singers, the Kings & Queens of Brazilian Pop featuring Gal Costa, Erasmos Carlos, Elis Regina, Wilson Simonal, Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil & more... 

Compiled & Mixed by Be Hard Bop
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