1978 Masayoshi Takanaka – Brasilian Skies

Brasilian Skies is an album by Masayoshi Takanaka, released in 1978.

Masayoshi Takanaka is a Japanese guitarist born in 1953. He began his professional career in 1971 in Fried Egg, a rock band. In 1972, Takanaka joined the Sadistic Mika Band. In 1976, Takanaka released his first solo album, Seychelles. In 2000, Takanaka formed his own record label, Lagoon Records. Takanaka is known for his flashy guitars, including a gold colored Fender Stratocaster. He also has a trademark “lagoon-blue” Yamaha SG guitar that he uses during live performances

Tracks

1  Beleza Pula (Masayoshi Takanaka) 7:58
2  Brasilian Skies (Masayoshi Takanaka) 5:57
3  Nights (Masayoshi Takanaka) 4:57
4  I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson; Max Roach) 5:28
5  Star Wars Samba (John Williams) 3:49
6  Disco “B” (Masayoshi Takanaka) 6:43
7  Funky Holo Holo Bird (Masayoshi Takanaka) 6:18
8  伊豆甘夏納豆売り (Masayoshi Takanaka) 6:51

Media

Musicians

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
BassScott Edwards
BassBarrozo Netto
BassGetao Takahashi
BassSergio Portello
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsShi-Chan Inque
DrumsWilson Das Neves
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
GuitarMarlo Henderson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsKiyosumi Ishikawa
KeyboardsRyuichi Sakamoto
KeyboardsSergio Carualho
CavaquinhoDaudeth De Azevedo
FluteMotoya Hamaguchi
HarpKeiko Yamakawa
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionAltamiro Coelho Rosa
PercussionAntenor Marques Filho
PercussionElyeu Felico
PercussionHermes Coutesini
PercussionLuna Do Pander
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
PercussionNilton Delfino Marcal
Background VocalsHaruko Kawana
ChorusMaria Aparecida
ChorusMaria Helena Violin
ChorusMaria Kfouri

Liner Notes

Producer – Masayoshi Takanaka
Producer (Executive) – Hidenori Taga
Arranged By (Strings) – Masayoshi Takanaka
Engineers (Recording) – Stephen Hodge, Ary Carvalhaes & Masaru Takagi
Engineers (Assistant) – David Rideau, Julinho, Anibal & Vitor
Remix – Masaru Takagi, Masayoshi Takanaka
Strings (Strings Ensemble) – Ryuichi Sakamoto

Recorded At Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Cia Brasileira De Discos Phonogram, Rio De Janeiro
Recorded At Polydor Izu Studio, Izu