This day (February 1, 1933), in Utsunomiya, Japan, is born Sadao Watanabe,a Japanese jazz alto & sopranino saxophonist and flutist.
1 . Chega De Saudade (2017)
2 . Kaze no yukue(Where the wind goes) / Share the world
3 . w/ Kids – Kuroi Hitomi(Black Eyes)
4 . w/ Gordon Goodwin – Get In Line
5 . w/ Don Grusin & La All Stars – The Chaser
6 . Chega De Saudade (2001)
7 . Orange Express (1986)
8 . Birds Of Passage (1987)
9 . w/ Roberta Flack – Here’S To Love (1984)
10 . I Thought About You (1985)
Once I Loved . The Girl From Ipanema . One For You . Tembea . California Shower . I Thought About You . Basie’s At Night . My Romance . The Water Melon Man . Nice Shot .
 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.
Photo : Judhi Prasetyo
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