1987 Sadao Watanabe – Birds Of Passage

Birds Of Passage is an album by saxophonist/flutist Sadao Watanabe, released in 1987 on Elektra.

Sadao Watanabe (渡辺 貞夫, Watanabe Sadao, born February 1, 1933) is a Japanese jazz musician. He is known for his bossa nova recordings, although his work encompasses many styles, with collaborations from musicians all over the world

Tracks

1  Round Trip (Sadao Watanabe) 05:58
2  Pastral (Sadao Watanabe) 06:12
3  Salvador (Sadao Watanabe) 05:08
4  Just A Touch (Sadao Watanabe) 04:44
5  Burung Burung ‘birds’ (Sadao Watanabe) 05:43
6  Birds Of Passage (Sadao Watanabe) 05:31
7  Chaser (Sadao Watanabe) 05:34
8  Tanza Night (Sadao Watanabe) 05:03

Musicians

1 Round Trip

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
PercussionAlex Acuna
SaxSadao Watanabe


2 Pastral

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
PercussionAlex Acuna
SaxSadao Watanabe


3 Salvador

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SynclavierGeorge Duke
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsMaria Leporace
Background VocalsPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsSadao Watanabe


4 Just A Touch

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SynclavierGeorge Duke
FluteHubert Laws
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 Burung Burung ‘birds’

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SynclavierGeorge Duke
FlugelhornFreddie Hubbard
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Birds Of Passage

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
SaxSadao Watanabe


7 Chaser

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna


8 Tanza Night

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxSadao Watanabe
PercussionAlex Acuna
Background VocalsDaniel Acuna
Background VocalsDiana Acuna
Background VocalsJimmy Haslip
Background VocalsPetsye Powell
Background VocalsRegina Acuna

Liner Notes

Producer – Sadao Watanabe, Akira Yada (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8)
Producer – George Duke (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6)
Arranged By – Russell Ferrante (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8)