2002 M. Sasaji & L.A. Allstars ‎– Afro Blue

Afro Blue is live album by Sasaji Masanori and the LA Allstars (see credits). It was recorded live at Capitol Studio, Los Angeles, CA on September 25 & 26, 2002.

Tracks

1  Moment’s Notice (John Coltrane) 4:27
2  Moanin’ (Bobby Simmons) 6:32
3  So Near, So Far (Tony Crombie) 6:09
4  Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) 6:10
5  Tell Me a Bedtime Story (Herbie Hancock) 5:55
6  Caravan (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol) 6:26
7  Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 5:24
8  Summertime (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) 6:02
9  In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) 5:53
10  Babylon Sisters (Donald Fagen, Walter Becker) 7:49

Media

Musicians

1 Moment’s Notice

BassDave Carpenter
DrumsPeter Erskine
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetWarren Luening
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall


2 Moanin’

BassDave Carpenter
DrumsPeter Erskine
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetWarren Luening
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro


3 So Near, So Far

BassDave Carpenter
DrumsPeter Erskine
PianoSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetWarren Luening
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro


4 Afro Blue

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetRon Stoudt
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro


5 Tell Me a Bedtime Story

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetRon Stoudt
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro


6 Caravan

BassDave Carpenter
DrumsPeter Erskine
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetWarren Luening
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro


7 Lush Life

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetRon Stoudt
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsJoseph Williams


8 Summertime

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
FlugelhornRon Stoudt
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetRon Stoudt
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsJoseph Williams


9 In Your Own Sweet Way

BassDave Carpenter
DrumsPeter Erskine
KeyboardsSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetWarren Luening
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall


10 Babylon Sisters

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
RhodesSasaji Masanori
SaxDan Higgins
SaxLarry Williams
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneAndy Martin
TromboneReggie Young
TrumpetRon Stoudt
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetWayner Bergeron
TrumpetLarry Hall
PercussionLenny Castro

Liner Notes

Producer – Masanori Sasaji
Co-producer – Hiroya Tsubaki
Producer (Executive) – Yasohachi Itoh
Arranged By – Masanori Sasaji
Engineer (Assistant) – Hideyasu Hatagoshi
Engineer (Recording, Mixing) – Takashi Sasaki, Yoshihiro Suzuki
Mastered By – Mitsuyasu Abe

Conductor – Jerry Hey
Art Direction – Keiji Uyeda
Design – Hiroko Umezawa, Keiji Uyeda
Photography By (Cover) – Tadayuki Naitoh
Photography By (Studio Photos) – Hiroya Tsubaki

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Recorded By – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Manufactured By – 441 Records
Distributed By – 441 Records
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Mastered At – Sony Music Studios, Tokyo