Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sadao Watanabe - Live At The Junk


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

Recording live performed in concert by the Sadao Watanabe Quartet at the Jazz Club "Junk", Ginza, Tokyo, 26 & 27th december, 1969. Sadao plays with his regular rhythm section from 1968 to 1970 featuring Yoshiaki Masuo, Yoshio Suzuki & Fumio Watanabe. "Live At The Junk" is a synthesis of a rich career produced by Sadao, since his first testimony as a leader in 1961, a period during which he rrecorded various albums ranging from the Bossa Nova to the Modal passing by the Jazz Rock.. Titles include jazz standards from Charlie Parker (Cheryl) & Jimmy Van Heusen (Here's That Rainy Day), Bossa Nova compositions from Antonio Carlos Jobim (No More Blues, Granny's Samba~Ending Felicidade), two cover pop songs (Georgia On My MindThis Guy's In Love With You), and the original Sadao's Jazz Rock composition, "If I Said The Sky Was Fallin" taken from 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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