11 December 2007

SADAO WATANABE - RECITAL
















Sadao Watanabe for East Wind from 1977.
Two files HERE and HERE
East Wind/Nippon Phonogram EW-8048
October 19, 1976 : Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo
WATANABE Sadao (as, fl, sn), MINE Kosuke (ts, ss),
FUKUMURA Hiroshi (tb), HONDA Takehiro (p, key),
WATANABE Kazumi (g), OKADA Tsutomu (b),
OKAZAWA Akira (eb), MORI Shinji (dr),
TOGASHI Masahiko (dr, perc)
This 1976 award-winning live album has a strong African flavour.Probably the last great lp before the rot set in with the move to easy listening fusion later that year.Some cracking tracks and overall a strong set including the jazz dance killers "Hiromi" and "Pastral" however you can hear the direction which Sadao was moving with the easy skanking "Maraica" .
Ripped@320 from the original vinyl which made a cd issue in Japan now long deleted.

9 comments:

Burning Blue Soul said...

Thanks for posting this one. I have often wondered about this one, Mbali and Open Road. I love the self-titled one that you posted and have it on LP. And I like the 60s stuff too. Truly appreciate all these great Japanese records you have posted recently Bacoso.

alex said...

hello bacoso,
MANY THANKS FOR THESE JAP ALBUMS!
had these years ago when i collected vinyl.
IM AFTER "PACIFIC JAM"-JAP LP
ALSO "SUMMER SOLSTICE"-AZAR LAWRENCE.
can you help please ?
GREAT BLOG !

"Big Al" Marghreb said...

This is a great series you're on. I'm staying tuned.

Rob said...

thank you for all the Watanabe.
you wouldn't happen to have Lateef's The Doctor Is In & Out.
if you do i would be very grateful if you would upload it.

bacoso said...

rob-yea i have it but it wont get posted till the new year.
alex-posted em both here previously but no plans to repost at the mo.

Rob said...

thank you bacoso.
don't worry, i will wait patiently.

alex said...

HELLO BACOSO,
I,ll also wait patiently m8 !
i,ve only recently come across your superb blog!
many thanks again

Captain Beyond said...

This is a great and unique series of Japanese jazz! Keep it up!

Cheers,
Cpt. Beyond

el goog said...

Hello Bacoso
I made a link to here.
Masayuki Togashi - Session in Paris Vol.1: Song of Soil [1979] [Paddle Wheel/King Record GP-3206]
Thank you for sharing and keep it up!!

Cheers
eG