2nd, 3rd and 4th July in 1980 should be the memorial days for Japan fusion.
For the first time Japanese jazz musician held a concert at BUDOKAN, furthermore with 100 symphony orchestra, in 3 days !!
Followings are musicians and age at that time;
Sadao Watanabe (as, sopranino, fl)(47)
Dave Grusin (key and conduct)(46)
Richard Tee (p, key)(36)
Eric Gale (g)(41)
Jeff Mironov (g)(41)
Anthony Jackson (b)(28)
Steve Gadd (ds)(35)
Ralph Macdonald (perc)(36)
Jon Faddis (tp)(26)
Oh, how young Anthony Jackson is !! All men were young. Such youth could bring out such remarkable performance ?? Or that era ,1980, could bring out ?? Everything was active and brilliant.
Even today sometimes I listen to this CD and think about it….