Today I am very happy that several photos as captioned are came back to me after long time hidden. Why ?? It is only stupid that I had too many times move myself, and forgot where to keep those…
The memory came back to me as well…… Long time ago on Jul.2-4 1980 at Budokan Tokyo, Sadao Watanabe held a recital with his best partner, Dave Grusin and all stars including Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, total 100 musicians !! Definitely peak of the peak in Japanese Fusion.
Sadao Watanabe (as) (1933- )
Dave Grusin (cond., key) (1934- )
Steve Gadd (ds) (1945- )
Eric Gale (g) (1938-1994)
Jeff Mironoff (g) (1949- )
Richard Tee (key) (1943-1993)
Anthony Jackson (1952- )
Ralph McDonald (perc) (1944- )
The recital was titled as “HOW’S EVERYTHING”. However, now, it looks like Sadao Watanabe is asking us each, HOW’S EVERYBODY ?? Look at the above that Sadao is eldest in these musicians, however, he is definitely still energetic.
Quite pity that Eric Gale and Richard Tee both passed away. So many fans have been in worry about Anthony Jackson who was informed of physical problem some time ago.
Anybody, never be behind of Sadao Watanabe to face ahead, be positive in the future !!