Sadao Watanabe – Orange Express (1981) [2016 Japan]

Artist: Sadao Watanabe
Title: Orange Express [Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000]
Year Of Release: 2016 (1981)
Label: Columbia / Sony Music Japan [SICJ 167]
Genre: Jazz / Fusion / Groove / Crossover Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Total Time: 49:21
Total Size: 647 MB
272 MB (Scans)

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".


01 – Orange Express
02 – Ride On
03 – Call Me
04 – Good For All Night
05 – Bagamoyo – Zanzibar
06 – Straight To The Top
07 – Mbali Africa
08 – Yes, I’m In Love (Instrumental) (bonus track)
09 – Yes, I’m In Love (Vocal Version) (bonus track)

Sadao Watanabe – alto saxophone, flute, sopranino
Dave Grusin – keyboards
Richard Tee – keyboards
Eric Gale – guitar
Bobby Broom – guitar
Jeff Mironov – guitar
Marcus Miller – electric bass
Buddy Williams – drums
Crusher Bennett – percussion
George Benson – guitar
and others …..

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