ROPPONGI PIT INN is so called mecca for Japan Fusion which was open on Aug.25, 1977.
Then, they said it was lucky, they succeeded to call Lee Ritenour and his gentle thoughts for their first foreign musician on Oct.21, 1977.
Lee Ritenour (g), Ernie Watts (ts), Patrice Rushen (key), Anthony Jackson (b), Harvey Mason (ds), Steve Foreman (per)
Oh, unbelievable that all of them are “first call” musicians, and in fact collaboration with Sadao Watanabe was the historical topis in Japan Fusion.
Unfortunately ROPPONGI PIT INN was closed in Jul, 2004, however, still alive eternally in Japanese fans hearts together with Lee Ritenour !!