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

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