Friday, August 14, 2015

Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo


Year : 1967
Label : VICTOR
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova

The third album recorded in Japan by Helen Merrill with the Sadao Watanabe Quintet featuring Masabumi Kikuchi, Isao Suzuki & Masahiko Togashi, arranger Norio Maeda plus strings ensemble. The band replays the Bossa Nova's greatest hits among others, original compositions  from the master Antonio Carlos Jobim as So Danço Samba, How Insensitive or Agua Di Beber, just as some Japanese Pop (Yume Wa Yoru Hiraku, Shinjite Itai) & Jazz standards (Fly Me To The Moon, The Shadow Of Your Smile). All tracks arranged by Norio Maeda (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12) & Sadao Watanabe (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), recorded at Victor Studios, Tokyo.
   
Helen Merrill_vocal
Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone, flute,
Masabumi Kikuchi_piano
Isao Suzuki_bass
Sadanori Nakamure_guitar
Masahiko Togashi_drums
Hideo Miyata_cabasa

01. Fly Me To The Moon
02. The Boy From Ipanema
03. The Shadow Of Your Smile
04. So Danço Samba
05. La Chanson D'Orphée
06. Yume Wa Yoru Hiraku
07. A Man And A Women
08. How Insensitive
09. Johnny Guitar
10. Agua Di Beber
11.Yesterday
12. Shinjite Itai

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