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Sadao Watanabe

Sadao Watanabe has long had a split musical personality. He alternates excellent bebop dates with pop albums. Watanabe learned clarinet and alto in high school, and in the 1950s he moved to Tokyo, joining Toshiko Akiyoshi's bop-oriented group in 1953. When the pianist moved to the U.S. in 1956, Watanabe took over the band. He attended Berklee during 1962-1965 and had the opportunity to work with Gary McFarland, Chico Hamilton, and Gabor Szabo. However, throughout his career Watanabe has remained mostly based in Japan, where he is a major influence on younger players. He has recorded steadily through the years, most notably with Chick Corea in New York (1970) and with the Galaxy All-Stars (1978). Watanabe's bop records are inspired by Charlie Parker, and his pop dates by Brazilian-flavored music. ~ Scott Yanow and Thom Jurek, Rovi
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the album i was looking for is name SWEET DEAL,if any one ever listen to this you will forever be a FAN!!!!!!!!
they only have these 4 album listed his best to me is not on here please try an list them all , please
johnnyg257
Being from near the New Orleans area, that is sweet music to my ears. There is no other soothing music than Jazz & Blues (at least my opinion) in the world!!!
mark_s_snyde r
One of my favorite albums by Sadao Wananabe is "How's Everything." It's is some of his older work, but excellent listening.
balfosh
Just what the doctor ordered, maybe because i work in a hospital... truly mellow for afternoon ease...
If anyone knows where I can get a copy of Sadao's 1980 recording "How's Everything" please contact me at jbsr1@hotmai l . c o m . . . t h a n k s !
con mucho "filling"

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