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 The Great Jazz Trio – that is Hank Jones (p), John Patitucci (b) and Omar Hakim (d) – has invited – local sax player Sadao Watanabe plus three more pianists Chick Corea, Hiromi Uehara and Austin Peralta to close the night at Tokyo Jazz Festival in Japan >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>
Wikipedia : This day (February 1, 1933), in Utsunomiya, Japan, is born Sadao Watanabe,a Japanese jazz alto & sopranino saxophonist and flutist.
Official Site : In 1962, moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music after participating in many band sessions as a alto saxophone player. Representing as a top Japanese musician, also know as a talented photographer, publishes six picture books.
@last.fm : However, throughout his career Watanabe has remained mostly based in Japan, where he is a major influence on younger players. Watanabe’s bop records are inspired by Charlie Parker, and his pop dates by Brazilian-flavored music.
@Discogs : He has released more than 50 albums and is also recognised as a talented photographer having produced six publications of his work.