8 December 2007
Sadao Watanabe for CBS Sony Japan from 1972.
Sadao Watanabe(as-1, sn-2, fl-3, perc-4)
Hiroshi Fukumura(tb, perc) Masayuki Takayanagi(g)
Fumio Itabashi(p/elp, perc) Mitsuaki Furuno(b) Arihide Kurata(ds)
February 24, 1972 / Iino Hall, Tokyo
Two files- here & here.
Forget all that shite Watanabe recorded from the truly excrable "California Shower" onwards(bought it when it came out and it was crap then and it's even worse now)this is the real deal.During the 60s and 70s Watanabe was one of the spearheads of japanese jazz from bossa to fusion to straight ahead and this wonderful spiritual session is a great example of the fantastic music he produced back then.
All killer - no filler!Highly Recommended.
Just been reissued on cd in Japan only-this is ripped from the original vinyl @320.