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Sadao WatanabeBossa Best Collection EP ... 7-inch
Union (Japan), Late 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $29.99
Sublime bossa sounds from one of the best Japanese jazz musicians of the 60s to bring the bossa overseas! EP features four tracks – "Long Night", "White Waves", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Fly Me To The Moon". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sadao WatanabeNabesada In Mood ... LP
Toshiba (Japan), 1961. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Great work from a very young Sadao Watanabe – playing alto sax lines against a moody backdrop of late nite orchestrations – a style that's quite different than the sound of his work from later 60s years! Yet even at this early age, Watanabe's clearly a great talent on his instrument – playing familiar tunes, but doing so with a bit of an edge – a "bite" in his tone that creates an oddly unsettling feel, and brings a much moodier sound to music that might otherwise come off with a sweeter style. LP, Vinyl record album
(1970 pressing. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is very nice overall.)

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Sadao WatanabeNight With Strings ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $5.99
Sadao Watanabe on alto saxophone, Marc Johnson on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, and Soichi Noriki on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Sadao WatanabeParker's Mood – Sadao Watanabe Live At Bravas Club 85 ... LP
Elektra, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great back-to-basics set for Sadao Watanabe – a live date that almost echoes the spirit of one of his youthful Columbia sessions in Japan! The group features James Williams on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Jeff Waits on drums – and Sadao blows alto on titles that include "Billie's Bounce", "Parker's Mood", "Lament", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sadao WatanabeSadao Watanabe Plays (SHM CD pressing) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
A beautiful early album from Sadao Watanabe – a Polydor session recorded before some of his better-known albums for Takt/Columbia, but done with a similar mix of soul jazz and bossa influences! Watanabe's horn has really sharpened up from his already-great earlier sides – and he's working with a sextet that also features trumpet and tenor alongside his own mix of alto sax and flute. The latter instrument is especially nice – used with a great deal of sensitivity at times, especially on some of the original compositions – and the album's a brilliant illustration of the great growth in Watanabe's music during the 60s – proof that the Japanese scene was ready to stretch away from any US or European influences. Titles include the originals "M&M", "Woman Talk", and "Lady Mako" – plus versions of Coltrane's "Naima" and Gary McFarland's "Train Samba" – and a cool modal take on "Chim Chim Cheree". CD
(Part of the Japanese Jazz Revisited series – SHM-CD pressing!)

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Sadao Watanabe & Charlie MarianoNabesada & Charlie ... LP
Catalyst, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A rare look at a little-known chapter in the career of Charlie Mariano – recordings made while living in Japan in the late 60s, done in the company of up-and-coming Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe! The pair seem perfectly matched here – no surprise, given that both players are ones that come from a mainstream background, but who can also bring in earthier, more primal tones to their instruments. And while the tracks in the set are mostly familiar 60s standards and soul jazz tunes, the interplay between the reeds is really tremendous – dipping, turning, and carving out notes with sharp edges and unusual turns that take the record way past the obvious. Many of the tunes have a bossa groove at the base – in keeping with Watanabe's Brazilian-influenced sound of the era – but the presence of Mariano makes the record sound a fair bit different as well! Titles include "One Note Samba", "Work Song", "Goin Home", "On The Trail", "Comin' Home Baby", "Black Orpheus", and "Lord Don't Let Them Drop that Atomic Bomb On Me". A landmark in Japanese jazz – issued here in the US pressing from the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has ring and edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz TrioBird Of Paradise ... LP
Inner City, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A fantastic album from saxophonist Sadao Watanabe – and one that stands at a real back-to-basics effort at a time when he was often recording in a more electric mode! The set has Sadao on alto, playing with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – a superb rhythm group who really help return Watanabe to the early bop roots of his youth – but with a tremendous tone that shows all the new sounds he was able to bring out of the alto sax during his more experimental years! The core trio are wonderful, too – every bit as great here as on their own excellent albums of the period – and obviously, Jones gets in some strong solos too – but we're almost even more in love with the work of Carter and Williams. Titles include "Donna Lee", "Star Eyes" "If I Should Lose You", "KC Blues", "Bird Of Paradise", and "Dexterity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charlie Mariano & Sadao WatanabeCharlie Mariano & Sadao Watanabe ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost chapter in the career of Charlie Mariano – one of the few albums he recorded in Japan with Sadao Watanabe! The record captures Mariano at a key time – one in which he still had the framework of his earlier, boppish style – but also a period when he was stretching out a bit more, especially in his tone, going for notes and sounds that would soon explode on his more experimental records of the 70s. This set is ostensibly straight – Mariano and Watanabe both playing alto and flute, backed by a rhythm section – but there's moments on the tunes that really have an edge, and which push the material way past the simple structures and sounds you would expect. Titles include "Goin Home", "On The Trail", "Black Orpheus", "Work Song", and "Oh Lord Please Don't Let Them Drop That Atom Bomb On Me". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
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✨✧ Shotaro Moriyasu, Akira Miyazawa, & Sado WatanabeHistoric Mocambo Session 54 – Vol 2 ... LP
Rock Well/Polydor (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal early moment in the Japanese jazz scene – featuring early work from later legends who include Sadao Watanabe and Akiro Watanabe on alto, Akira Miyazawa on tenor, and Shotaro Moriyasu on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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VariousKaruizawa Music Inn Modern Jazz Meeting – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Toshiba/Think (Japan), 1961. Used 2CD ... $29.99
All-star jazz from the Japanese scene of the early 60s – 2 albums' worth of material from some of the greatest players in Japan at the time! The first album in the set is done in a style that almost recalls the Jazz At The Philharmonic mode on Verve – with 2 very long tunes ("Moanin" and "Walkin), each done in side-long takes with plenty of room for solo contributions from players that include Sadao Watanabe, Norio Maeda, Takeashi Inomata, Keitaro Miho, Akira Nakano, and Shungo Sawada – all trading lines with a really spontaneous sense of energy! The second album is tighter and a bit more controlled – with live performances by combos led by Shungo Sawada, Masao Yagi, Norio Maeda, and others – all jamming in hardbop formation on numbers that include "What's Now", "Del Sasser", "Like Someone In Love", "Easy Talking", "Four On Six", and "Alone Together". Together, the records are a great document of the growing energy of the Japanese scene at the time – and beautifully portray the talents of these players in a live setting! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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