Sadao Watanabe

Sadao Watanabe - Naturally (2016)  Music

Posted by sveta.sevas at Nov. 28, 2016
Sadao Watanabe - Naturally (2016)

Sadao Watanabe - Naturally (2016)
Jazz | MP3/VBR ~270 Kbps | 52:22 | 100 MB
Label: Red River Entertainment | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Sadao Watanabe - I'm with You (2016)  Music

Posted by sveta.sevas at Nov. 28, 2016
Sadao Watanabe - I'm with You (2016)

Sadao Watanabe - I'm with You (2016)
Jazz | MP3/VBR ~270 Kbps | 1:12:54 | 139 MB
Label: Red River Entertainment | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Sadao Watanabe - Live in Nemuro 1977 (2016)  Music

Posted by sveta.sevas at Nov. 28, 2016
Sadao Watanabe - Live in Nemuro 1977 (2016)

Sadao Watanabe - Live in Nemuro 1977 (2016)
Jazz | MP3/VBR ~290 Kbps | 1:16:01 | 158 MB
Label: Red River Entertainment | Tracks: 7 | Rls.date: 2016
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
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 970MB + 5% Recovery

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.

Sadao Watanabe - The Best (2007)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 17, 2016
Sadao Watanabe - The Best (2007)

Sadao Watanabe - The Best (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 494 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: KOCH | Catalog Number: KOC-CD-4200

Japan's premier jazz instrumentalist Sadao Watanabe has been coaxing smooth and lilting tunes from his alto sax since the 1950s, and this collection–originally released in 1992 and re-released by Koch in 2007–revisits his finest moments, mostly from the '80s. The collection includes slinky sambas, romantic ballads, and a few swinging upbeat numbers, all characterized by Watanabe's controlled and melodious playing.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 461 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 311 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - Orange Express (1981) {2016 Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000 Series}

Sadao Watanabe - Orange Express (1981) {2016 Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000 Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 334 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 312 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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".
Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4233}

Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4233}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 330 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 268 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4233
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Modal Music / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A pivotal record in the career of this brilliant Japanese saxophonist – a set recorded in New York with a trio players from the American scene – done in a style that's even more freewheeling than most of Sadao Watanabe's previous work! Watanabe had always worked with unusual tones and phrasing from the start – but this album has him really stretching out on long long tracks – working on both soprano sax and flute, with Chick Corea on acoustic and electric piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The title track is an open-ended jam that takes up all of side one – and Watanabe balances things out with a bit of lyricism from time to time, showing him to be as rich in conception as the regular sort of reed players who might have worked with a trio like this.
Sadao Watanabe - Song Book (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4232}

Sadao Watanabe - Song Book (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4232}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 344 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 263 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4232
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Modal Music / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A really beautiful chapter in the career of reedman Sadao Watanabe – a batch of mostly original compositions, as you might guess from the title – and a double-length record that really showed an evolution of his talents! The sound is often highly lyrical – with Watanabe blowing alto, soprano sax, and flute in modes that are clearly informed by his bossa nova recordings of the late 60s, but which also spring forth in even more complicated styles – with echoes of French soundtracks, European jazz, and other sweet styles of the time. The group's a small one – with Yoshiaki Masuo on guitar, Kazuo Yashiro on acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes, Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, Yoshio Suzuki on bass, and Fumio Watanabe on drums.
Sadao Watanabe - Pastoral (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4231}

Sadao Watanabe - Pastoral (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4231}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 323 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4231
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / World / Modal Music / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A record as evocative as its title – part of a great flowering of talent from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe at the end of the 60s! Sadao started his career out as a hell of a bopper, then moved into some sweet Brazilian modes in the 60s – but by the time of this record, he was really emerging with a great vision of his own – a way of opening up in these longer, more lyrical ways on alto, soprano sax, and flute – with styles that were very different than any American or European players of the time!