Hank Jones is so pro-Japanese musician. Then, who is most collaborated with Hank ?? Of course he should be Sadao Watanabe !!
AA: I’M OLD FASHINED (1976) with The Great Jazz Trio
BB: BIRD OF PARADISE (1977) with The Great Jazz Trio
CC: Live Under the Sky ’78 Galaxy All-Stars Night
It was a so called “ALL STARS” performance with several session.
Sadao Watanabe with The Great Jazz Trio (Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Tony Williams)
CONFIRMATION, I’M OLD FASHIONED and MOOSE THE MOOCHE
DD: Tokyo Jazz 2006
Session 1= The Great Jazz Trio with Hank Jones (p), John Patitucci (b) and Omar Hakim (ds) with special guest, Sadao Watanabe (as)
Session 2= Grand Finale with session 1 members+ Chick Corea, Hiromi Uehara and Austin Peralta.
In any session, collaboration of Hank Jones and Sadao Watanabe is so nice !!
Of course so many other Japanese musicians enjoyed playing with Hank. It will be posted some days later.