Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sadao Watanabe - Live At The Junk

Year : 1970
Label : CBS
Genre : Jazz
Style : Easy Listening, Bossa Nova, Jazz Rock, Samba

Live recording performed in concert by the Sadao Watanabe Quartet at the Jazz Club "Junk", Ginza, Tokyo, 26 & 27th december, 1969. Sadao is surrounded by a rhythm section which consists of Yoshiaki Masuo, Yoshio Suzuki & Fumio Watanabe, his main formation from 1968 to 1970. This album may be seen as a kind of 10 years synthesis of a rich career, since his first testimony as leader (Sadao Watanabe - 1961), a period during which he's released several discs ranging from the Bossa Nova to Jazz Rock. Titles include jazz standards by Charlie Parker (Cheryl) & Jimmy Van Heusen (Here's That Rainy Day), Bossa Nova songs from Antonio Carlos Jobim (No More Blues, Granny's Samba~Ending Felicidade), the two Pop covers, Georgia On My Mind & This Guy's In Love With You, and the original Sadao's Jazz Rock tune, If I Said The Sky Was Fallin', comosed for the japanese TV drama "Matte Masu Wa" broadcasted on TBS from 1969.

Sadao Watanabe_ alto & sopranino saxophone
Yoshio Suzuki_acoustic & electric bass
Yoshiaki Masuo_guitar
Fumio Watanabe_drums

01. Cheryl
02. If I Said The Sky Was Fallin'
03. Georgia On My Mind - Theme
04. This Guy's In Love With You
05. No More Blues
06. Here's That Rainy Day
07. Granny's Samba - Ending Felicidade

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