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.