Sadao Watanabe – Elis (1989)

28 07 2012

Link original: Sadao Watanabe – Elis (1989)
Publicado em: Saturday, September 08, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Great time spent today in Rio de Janeiro receiving some Loronix friends from Sao Paulo. Sunny day we are having, such like summertime. Let’s start today with a contribution sent by the friends from Sao Paulo and highly recommended. Let’s see.

This is Sadao Watanabe – Elis (1989), for BMG. Sadao Watanabe is a Japanese sax player with strong connections with the music from Brazil, releasing several albums dedicated to our country, most of them recorded here. This one is a perfect example, a tribute to Elis Regina featuring Cesar Camargo Mariano, Heitor TP, Paulinho Braga, Nico Assumpcao, Papeti and the most frequent Sadao Watanabe Brazilian collaborator, Toquinho as special guest on two tracks. I had a little time to hear this album and review it to Loronixers, but it is highly recommended by many reviewers and I cannot wait to take a second hearing. Tracks include:


Sadao Watanabe
Cesar Camargo Mariano
(keyboards, arrangements)
Toquinho (*)
(violao, voice)
Heitor TP
Nico Assumpcao
Paulinho Braga

Track List

01 – Quilombo
02 – Passo de Doria
03 – Elis
04 – Made in Coracao (*)
05 – O que Passou Passou (*)
06 – Manhattan Paulista
07 – Paciencia


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.

Sadao Watanabe – Fly me to the Moon (1967) | Japan

10 04 2012

Sadao Watanabe – Fly me to the Moon (1967) | Japan
Publicado em: Thursday, May 31, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! I had to keep Loronix engineers out of my computer; they stopped working to see Luiz Bonfa video. It is amazing how hard is to find Luiz Bonfa videos. Welcome back to Music from All Countries. I think that video was recorded in Japan, which is the country number 4 on visitors sent to Loronix last year.

You saw the cover artwork and you known that Sadao Watanabe was seleced by Caetano Rodrigues on our homage to Loronixers from Japan. Perhaps Sadao Watanabe is the Japanese artist most connected with the music from Brazil, we have several albums with Sadao Watanabe as sideman and also as main performer.

This is Sadao Watanabe – Fly me to the Moon (1967), for RGE. Caetano makes his best selecting a wonderful Sadao Watanabe album, it is a hundred percent Bossa Nova, solid from the start to the end with the repertoire listing twelve Bossa Nova classics, performed by Japanese musicians. The cover artwork is also all about Brazil. Where does that beautiful lady is looking for? Tracks include:

PersonnelSadao Watanabe
(sax, flute)
Sadanori Nakamure
Masabumi Kikuchi
Isao Suzuki
Msahiko Togashi
Hideo Miyata

Track List

01 – The Girl from Ipanema
02 – Meditation
03 – Black Orpheus
04 – O Grande Amor
05 – Bonita
06 – Dindi
07 – Mas que Nada
08 – The Shadow of your Smile
09 – Fly me to the Moon
10 – A Man and a Woman
11 – So Danco Samba
12 – She is Carioca


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha. E, agora, também na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

The Japanese image was so far the hardest to decide. The options were many showing Tokyo skycrapes, subway, people working, anyway, Japan is a legendary place, my mothers always says that his dream is to fly to Japan. I hope I can make her dream come true one day.

Japan participation was awesome and I think there is plenty space for growth next year. Tokyo delivered 34% of visits, followed by Chiyoda (10%), Shinjuku (9%) and Osaka (6%). I’m surprised with the number of cities with Japanese Loronixers, 155 cities visited Loronix last year. Just a special mention to a friend from Japan, Jazz-Nekko from Okinawa, a truly knowledgeable Loronixer that knows everything about Jazz and Brazilian music.

Thanks, zecalouro

Toquinho e Sadao Watanabe – Made in Coracao (1988)

3 03 2012

Link original: Toquinho e Sadao Watanabe – Made in Coracao (1988)
Publicado em: Friday, April 13, 2007 by zecalouro

Toquinho and Sadao Watanabe. Toquinho spent some months in Japan by the end of the 80’s, making concerts with Sadao Watanabe, but I never heard about a record as the outcome of this partnership. Great surprise. This is another Sadao Watanabe connection with Brazilian. I’m really curious to get feedback from Loronixers about this album.

This is Toquinho e Sadao Wataname – Made in Coracao (1988), for EMI Odeon. When I saw this record for the first time I thought it was an instrumental album, I was wrong, Toquinho sings and most of the compositions are from Toquinho and Sadao Watanabe. They probably had a great time in this recording session; the album is relaxed and delicious to hear. Amilson Godoi is in charge of arrangements, piano and keyboards. Tracks include:

01 – Made In Coração (Toquinho)
02 – Filho Meu (Toquinho / Sadao Watanabe)
03 – O Que Passou Passou (Toquinho / Sadao Watanabe)
04 – Samba da Volta (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 – Inquieto Amor (Toquinho / Sadao Watanabe)
06 – Minha Profissão (Toquinho)
07 – Sentimentos Iguais (Toquinho / Sadao Watanabe)
08 – Bons Momentos (Toquinho / Sadao Watanabe)
09 – Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
10 – Saudade de Elis (Toquinho / Sadao Watanabe)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Amilcar, Zé e Martoni, ele agora está disponível em dois locais: na Rádio Forma e Elenco e no Muita Música MP3.  Outra versão da capa do disco vai abaixo:

Sadao Watanabe – Sadao Meets Brazilian Friends (1968)

6 02 2012

Link original: Sadao Watanabe – Sadao Meets Brazilian Friends (1968)
Publicado em: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Night! First I would like to inform that Loronix Forum is back. A planned 30 minutes migration was scheduled yesterday, however, things went wrong and Forum was down for the last 20 hours. I’m sorry for this situation. I have received several emails that I could not reply, since I was fully dedicated to bring that server back. It is now up and running.

I think I have to take a nap before meeting friends at Loronix, meanwhile, let’s check this album, made available by Caetano Rodrigues, reposting a previous Loronix release with CD quality. Thanks Caetano.

This is Sadao Watanabe – Sadao Meets Brazilian Friends (1968), for Denon, recorded with the members of the anthological Brazilian Octopus. I will repeat the original post story.

Rodhia, the textile company, as a marketing initiative, assembled Brazilian Octopus. Anyway, the story is so incredible that I decided to pick up an article written by Carlos Calado at Let’s stay with the whole story, as follows:

This is the story of the group, assembled to perform at fashion shows, that gathered legendary musicians like Hermeto Pascoal and Lanny Gordin, made only one obscure album and wrote a chapter in the history of instrumental music in Brazil.

Picture a band that features musicians from schools so different as the multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal, the post-tropicalist guitar hero Lanny Gordin, bossa nova pianist Cido Bianchi (former Milton Banana Trio), acoustic guitarist Olmir Alemão Stocker and jazz bassist Nilson da Matta. The surprising meeting happened in 1968 and helped writing a little known chapter in the history of instrumental music in Brazil called Brazilian Octopus, whose only release is hunted by disc collectors. “This is undoubtedly the strangest Brazilian group ever”, writes Marcelo Dolabela in his dictionary ABZ do Rock Brasileiro printed on Estrela do Sul, 1987).

“At that time, we didn’t care about the money, we just wanted to play. It was a wonderful experience”, recalls Celso Bianchi, also a maestro and arranger. Brazilian Octopus was lined up in São Paulo in the beginning of 1968 by Lívio Rangan, manager of a textile factory that promoted musical fashion shows to promote their products. “Lívio used to like me a lot. He even claimed he was gonna turn me into the new Sergio Mendes”, tells the musician, appointed by Rangan as the group’s coordinator.

In fact, Brazilian Octopus was born with uncommon space in the market: a contract for a year of work that included three months of rehearsals during which the musicians received salaries. At that time, the band recorded an album with Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe that has never been released in Brazil.

Friends, that’s the story and this is the album we will share today. Brazilian Octopus left a solo LP that is commercially available, a wonderful chance to have it on CD. I suggest you run to the stores before it goes out of print again. Personnel and tracks are just below.

PersonnelSadao Watanabe
(sax, flute)Caze
(sax alto)

Lanny Gordin

Cido Bianchi
(piano, organ)

Olmir Stocker


Douglas de Oliveira

João Carlos Pegoraro

Carlos Alberto Alcântara
(sax tenor, flute)

Track List

01 – Bim Bom
02 – E Nada Mais
03 – Jequibau
04 – Eu e a Brisa
05 – Barquinho Diferente
06 – Ritmo
07 – Tristeza
08 – Carolina
09 – Bossa na Praia
10 – Mostra Morena
11 – Muito a Vontade
12 – Ritmo


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha e no Jazz e um pouco de tudo.

Hermeto Pascoal & Sadao Watanabe

17 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Hermeto Pascoal & Sadao Watanabe
Publicado em: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006

This was a task force to accomplish, the acclaimed Hermeto Pascoal presentation at the Watanabe Sadao Night, Den-en Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan (1979).

Live Under the Sky (1979) was a series of concerts held from 25 to 29 July, 1979. The first date was “The Brazilian Night”, featuring Elis Regina and Hermeto Pascoal with the guest appearance of Sadao Watanabe. The last date was “The Sadao Watanabe Night”, featuring Sadao Watanabe backed by Hermeto Pascoal.Personnel: Hermeto Pascoal (keyboards, flute), Sadao Watanabe (sax), Jovino Santos Neto (keyboards), Itiberê Zwarg (bass), Nenê (drums), Pernambuco and Zabele (percussion).The audience was startled at the idiosyncratic look and ultra-sensational music by a Brazilian genius named Hermeto Pascoal. He looked as an eye-opener to our man Sadao Watanabe, too; they played together for the first time and Sadao got a big surprise from Pascoal’s remarkable talent. At the same time, Sadao’s playing and personality naturally impressed Pascoal, and the two eventually ended up having a hot, respectful conversation. The following text is the conversation that took place on July 29th, right after their stage entitled “the Watanabe Sadao Night”. (Reported by Takemura Jun for Swing Journal). Here is the Full Story.
01 – Japanese Radio Intro
02 – Birds (Sadao Watanabe)
03 – Just Crusin’ (Sadao Watanabe)
04 – Manhã De Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa)
05 – Samba Em Praia (Sadao Watanabe)
06 – Radio introduction by DJ Kobayashi Katsuya
07 – Samba Do Marcos (Sadao Watanabe)
08 – Serenade (Sadao Watanabe)
09 – Jegue (Hermeto Pascoal)
10 – California Shower (Sadao Watanabe)
11 – Improvisation
This is a muscle download – 216Mb – Hermeto Pascoal & Sadao Watanabe – Live Under the Sky – Den-en Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan (1979), at Loronix.
Não tinha este disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Martoni e Fulano Sicrano, ele agora está disponível no Um que Tenha.  Também está disponibilizado na Rádio Forma e Elenco

Sonia Rosa meets Sadao Watanabe – Sensitive Sound of Sonia Rosa (1970)

29 08 2011

Link original: Sonia Rosa meets Sadao Watanabe – Sensitive Sound of Sonia Rosa (1970)
Publicado em: Friday, September 15, 2006 by zecalouro

Do you remember Sonia Rosa? For the late comers, Sonia Rosa is a nice Brazilian singer that released Sonia Rosa – A Bossa Rosa de Sonia Rosa (1968) and mysteriously left Brazil to live in Japan and never returned.

zecalouro spread his wings and flew to Japan just to get this new Sonia Rosa release, Sonia Rosa – Sensitive Sound of Sonia Rosa (1970) for the Japanese label Express.

Here, Sonia has the great help of Sadao Watanabe Quartet on a another nice record. Tracks include:

01 – The Girl From Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)
02 – Fly Me To The Moon (B. Howard)
03 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
04 – The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
05 – Meditation (Meditação) (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)
06 – Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
07 – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
08 – The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Mandel / Paul Francis Webster)
09 – La Chanson D’orphee (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
10 – Alfie (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
11 – Secret Love (S. Fain / Paul Francis Webster)
12 – Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.  Note que existem, pelo menos, 3 capas diferentes para ele. Apesar dos nomes diferentes, são o mesmo disco.