1989 Sadao Watanabe – Front Seat

Front Seat is an album by Sadao Watanabe, released in 1989

Sadao Watanabe (Watanabe Sadao, born February 1, 1933) is a Japanese jazz musician who plays alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone, and flute. He is known for his bossa nova recordings, although his work encompasses many styles with collaborations from musicians all over the world. He has had over ten albums reach the top 50 Billboard charts and two within the top 10. He has also had numerous albums reach number one on the jazz charts. Among his awards are the Order of the Rising Sun, the imperial medal of honor for contribution to the arts, and the Fumio Nanri award.

Tracks

1  Sailing (Sadao Watanabe) 5:57
2  One More Time (Sadao Watanabe) 5:02
3  Only In My Mind (Sadao Watanabe; Jeff Pescetto) 4:46
4  Miles Apart (Sadao Watanabe) 4:13
5  Any Other Fool (Diane Warren; Robbie Buchanan) 5:08
6  On The Way (Sadao Watanabe) 5:22
7  Anga La Jua [Place in the Sun] (Sadao Watanabe) 4:24
8  Wild Flowers (Sadao Watanabe) 3:25
9  Front Seat (Sadao Watanabe) 2:58
10  Takin\’ Time (Sadao Watanabe) 4:37

Media

Musicians

1 Sailing

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynclavierGeorge Duke
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsSyreeta Wright
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarl Carlwell


2 One More Time

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynclavierGeorge Duke
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGeorge Duke


3 Only In My Mind

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna
VocalsPatti Austin


4 Miles Apart

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna


5 Any Other Fool

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna
VocalsPatti Austin


6 On The Way

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna


7 Anga La Jua (Place in the Sun)

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsAlex Acuna
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionEfrain Toro
PercussionAlex Acuna


8 Wild Flowers

KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxSadao Watanabe


9 Front Seat

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsAlex Acuna
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionEfrain Toro
PercussionAlex Acuna


10 Takin\’ Time

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke (Tracks 1, 2)
Producer – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
Producer – Russell Ferrante (Tracks 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By – George Duke (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
Arranged By – Russell Ferrante (Tracks 7, 8, 9)
Coordinator (Production) – Stephanie McCravey (Tracks 1, 2)
Coordinator (Production) – Marylata Elton (Tracks 7, 8, 9)
Engineer (Additional) – Dave Rideau (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer (Assistant) – Kevin Fisher, Steve Holroyd (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer (Assistant) – Ken Allardyce (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Derrick Marcel (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bart Stevens, Wade Jaynes (Track 6)
Mixed By – Erik Zobler (Tracks 1, 2)
Mixed By – Jeff Balding (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
Mixed By – David Hentschel (Tracks 7, 8, 9)
Recorded By – Erik Zobler (Tracks 1, 2)
Recorded By – Jeff Balding (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 10)
Recorded By – Frank Wolf (Track 6)
Recorded By – David Hentschel (Tracks 7, 8, 9)

Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Overdubbed At – Westlake Studios
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Overdubbed At – Bill Schnee Studios
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – The Complex