Sadeo Watanabe

Sadao Watanabe - How's Everything: Sadao Watanabe Live At Budokan (1980) {2016 Japan Cross & Fusion Collection Series} [Re-Up]

Sadao Watanabe - How's Everything: Sadao Watanabe Live At Budokan (1980) {2016 Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000 Series}
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© 1980, 2016 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 168
Jazz / Fusion / Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. 2016 reissue of this live album, recorded in July 1980 at the legendary venue the Budokan in Japan over two nights. The album features a who's who of Jazz Fusion musicians including Richard Tee, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Ralph MacDonald, Anthony Jackson, Jeff Mironov and Dave Grusin. Grusin also arranged and conducted the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on these two magical nights. How's Everything contains versions of the Sadao Watanabe classics 'Up Country' and 'Nice Shot'. a positively must-have CD for all Jazz Fusion fans. Robinsongs.
Sadao Watanabe - Paysages (1971/2007) {Sony Japan} [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Sadao Watanabe - Paysages (1971/2007) {SACD Sony Japan}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.99 GB + 5% Recovery
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Paysages is a French word that roughly means "landscapes." In this 1971 album, Sadao Watanabe & his bandmates' music reflected the sign of the times in their use of electric piano, strong emphasis on rhythms – realized, in part, by employing 2 drummers – & a freer approach to improvisation.

Kazumi Watanabe - Jazz Impression (2009/2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 30, 2016
Kazumi Watanabe - Jazz Impression (2009/2016)

Kazumi Watanabe - Jazz Impression
Jazz Fusion | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 65:20 min | 1.48 GB | Front Cover
Label: Warner Music Japan | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Watanabe celebrated his 40th year as a professional musician by recording a straight-ahead jazz album. His trusted trio includes two top jazz musicians – Yosuke Inoue on bass and Hiroyuki Noritake on drums. The 11 tracks represent Watanabe's eclectic tastes and cover a wide range of the jazz spectrum, from bebop ('Route 65,' 'Four On Six') and standards to funk ('Meteor') to fusion ('El Dorado'). The program even includes a free improvisation with his long-time associate and drummer Hideo Yamaki ('Hot K'). Masahiro Fujioka and Masato Honda guests with their soprano saxophone on a few tunes.

Kazumi Watanabe - Talk You All Tight (1981) {Better Days Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 20, 2016
Kazumi Watanabe - Talk You All Tight (1981) {Better Days Japan}

Kazumi Watanabe - Talk You All Tight (1981) {Better Days Japan}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Kazumi Watanabe (渡辺香津美) is a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist. He was born on October 14, 1953 in Tokyo, Japan. In the 1980s, he toured as guest soloist with Steps, the Brecker Brothers, and Word of Mouth, led by Jaco Pastorius. Watanable created the jazz-rock/jazz-fusion band Mobo in 1983 with Mitsuru Sawamura (saxophone), Ichiko Hashimoto (piano) , Gregg Lee (gutiar), Shuichi Murakami (drums), and Kiyohiko Senba.
Sadao Watanabe - Orange Express (1981) {2016 Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000 Series}

Sadao Watanabe - Orange Express (1981) {2016 Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000 Series}
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© 1981, 2016 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 167
Jazz / Fusion / Groove / Crossover Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Sadao Watanabe hits a sweet fusiony groove – riding the Orange Express to LA, and picking up some great Dave Grusin arrangements on the way! The album's got the sweetly soulful finish of others from the classic years of Japanese fusion – a style that's as much influenced by mainstream soul as it is by jazz – but which comes across with some top-shelf playing throughout, thanks to a lineup that includes George Benson, Bobby Broom, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, and Marcus Miller – not to mention Watanabe and Grusin themselves! Titles include "Orange Express", "Ride On", "Straight To The Top", "Mbali Africa", and "Bagamoyo/Zanzibar".
Kazumi Watanabe - Guitar is Beautiful KW45 (International Version) (2016)

Kazumi Watanabe - Guitar is Beautiful KW45 (International Version) (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 65:26 min | 151 Mb
Style: New Age, Acoustic | Label: Warner Music

Kazumi Watanabe has for the past 20 years been one of the top guitarists in fusion, a rock-oriented player whose furious power does not mask a creative imagination. Watanabe studied guitar at Tokyo's Yamaha Music School and he was a recording artist while still a teenager. In 1979, he formed the group Kylyn and, in 1983, he put together the Mobo band. Several of his recordings have been made available by Gramavision and they show that he ranks up with Al DiMeola (when he is electrified) and Scott Henderson among the pacesetters in the idiom. ~ Scott Yanow.
Kazumi Watanabe, Mike Mainieri, Warren Bernhardt - Lotus Night (2011/2016) [24/96]

Kazumi Watanabe, Mike Mainieri, Warren Bernhardt - Lotus Night (2011/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:12 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Kazumi Watanabe is the indisputable #1 guitarist in Japan, voted Best Guiatrist in Swing Journal magazine a mere 31 years in a row! Although jazz is his preferred modus operandi Watanabe has also collaborated with Japanese legends like Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sadao Watanabe and the Yellow Magic Orchestra, bringing huge success at home and international recognition that led to him playing alongside Steps, the Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius and Bill Bruford.
Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Watanabe At Montreux Jazz Festival (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 64}

Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Watanabe At Montreux Jazz Festival (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 64}
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© 1970, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan / CBS | SICJ 64
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Saxopohone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A searing performance from Japanese jazz giant Sadao Watanabe – and key proof that he was a hell of a player in the years before he softened things up! There's a blissful post-Coltrane post-Miles sort of vibe going on here with Watanabe really jamming things up on the main track on the album – "Round Trip Going & Coming", which features incredible work on soprano sax, and eventually rolls into a kicked-up electric groove that has Sadao playing electric keys, alongside guitar, bass, and drums. Side two features slightly shorter tracks, but still with a great degree of exploratory freedom and fresh improvisation from Sadao – and titles include "Lament" and "Tokyo Suite: Sunset".
Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz Trio - I'm Old Fashioned (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz Trio - I'm Old Fashioned (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9167
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Neo Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. This album from 1976 is widely considered as one of the best, if not THE best, four-beat jazz albums by Sadao Watanabe, the legendary Japanese saxophonist. Watanabe went to New York, met with the original Great Jazz Trio – Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Tony Williams – before the super-group became well-known for its superb recordings.
Sadao Watanabe - Pamoja (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Sadao Watanabe - Pamoja (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9152
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / World Jazz / Fusion / Saxopohone

Later than Sadao Watanabe's classic period, but a great album with some really wonderful moments! The set was recorded live in Tokyo in 1975, and it features Watanabe working with a group that includes Isao Suzuki on bass, Yshiaki Masuo on guitar, and Takehiro Honda on piano. The four tracks are all long, with some of the searching Coltrane-ish playing that Watanabe brought to his earlier Sony albums, but they've also got a fair bit of the warmth he was reaching for during the 70s – combining elements of world jazz styles into a mode that really pushed his work on alto and flute. Titles include "Pamoja", "Vichakani", and "Musitoni".