1984 Takeshi Itoh – Dear Hearts

Takeshi Itoh (born 15 March 1954 in Japan), nicknamed “T.K.” by fans, (possibly because of his 1988 Solo Album, which is also titled “T.K.”), is a Japanese Saxophonist, EWIst, Lyriconist, Keyboardist and flutist and currently serves as saxophonist of the band T-Square.

Itoh was the original saxophonist of T-Square from 1978 until 1990 when he left the band due to several problems. He was replaced by Masato Honda who is now pursuing his solo career. Honda was later replaced by Takahiro Miyazaki who is also pursuing his solo career.

Itoh returned to the band in 2000 and become a full-time member of the band with the leader, Masahiro Andoh as guitarist. Itoh and Andoh are the only original members of The Square/T-Square since its formation in 1978. Itoh and Andoh are only the members of T-Square when they lost all the original members and have supporting members from 2000-2002. Most notable albums when Itoh and Andoh as only member of T-Square, Friendship (2000), Truth 21c (2001, as T-Square plus), Brasil (2001) and New Road, Old Way (2002).

Tracks

1  Godzilla (Larry Williams; Aaron Zigman) 4:08
2  Flight In Mistral (Takeshi Itoh; Hirotaka Izumi) 4:30
3  Say It Again (Bunny Sigler; Carol Davis) 4:02
4  Mr. Gokigen (Larry Williams) 4:31
5  Marina (Takeshi Itoh) 3:52
6  Moonwalk (Larry Williams) 4:50
7  On Ventura Blvd (Hirotaka Izumi) 4:26
8  This Masquerade (Leon Russell) 6:06
9  Brues For Lee (Takeshi Itoh) 4:00

Media

Musicians

1 Godzilla

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
SaxTakeshi Itoh
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey


2 Flight In Mistral

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesLarry Williams
PianoLarry Williams
LyriconTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 Say It Again

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesLarry Williams
PianoLarry Williams
FluteLarry Williams
SaxTakeshi Itoh
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJoseph Williams
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsCindy Fee


4 Mr. Gokigen

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxTakeshi Itoh


5 Marina

SynthesizerLarry Williams
LyriconTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Moonwalk

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxTakeshi Itoh


7 On Ventura Blvd

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxTakeshi Itoh
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 This Masquerade

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoLarry Williams
SynthesizerLarry Williams
FlugelhornJerry Hey
LyriconTakeshi Itoh
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
VocalsCindy Fee


9 Brues For Lee

Liner Notes

Producer – Yasohachi Itoh
Co-producer – Larry Williams
Arranged By (rhythm track, synthesizer) – Larry Williams
Coordinator – Akira Yada
Engineer (assistant) – Joey Wolpert, Kunihiko Ohno
Mixed By – Yoshihiro Suzuki
Recorded By – Yoshihiro Suzuki

Art Direction, Design – Makoto Suzuki
Photography By – Tamotsu Fujii

Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Recorded At – One On One Studios
Mixed At – CBS/Sony Shinanomachi Studio