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Kazumi Watanabe New Electric Trio - MO' BOP (2003/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Kazumi Watanabe New Electric Trio - MO' BOP (2003/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Kazumi Watanabe New Electric Trio
Title: MO' BOP
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, New Age, Jazz Rock, Fusion, Guitar Jazz
Label: © Warner Music Japan
Release Date: 2003/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:55:37
Recorded: 2003

Kazumi Watanabe (渡辺香津美 ) is a jazz and jazz fusion guitarist, from Tokyo, Japan. He was born on October 14, 1953. Watanabe learned to play guitar from Sadanori Nakamure, one of Japan's grandmaster guitarists. He released his first recording in 1971, and quickly became a promising guitarist in his own right. In 1979, he formed an all-star band with some of Japan's leading studio musicians, and recorded the album Kylyn, which is considered a masterpiece in fusion music. That year, he also was a touring musician with Yellow Magic Orchestra.
During the eighties Watanabe released a considerable number of jazz-rock albums. To Chi Ka (1980), with its funk influences and bright sound, is probably the most famous early title. Some latter albums, such as Mobo Club (1983) and Mobo Splash (1985) display more experimental tendencies. But the most famous of all is Spice of Life (1987) which is written in a strongly melodic style. A DVD has been issued from the tour in which the music was played with drummer Bill Bruford and bassist Jeff Berlin (who also play on the studio record). In the 1990s Kazumi assembled an all-Japanese line-up called Resonance Vox (Vagabonde Suzuki on bass, Rikiya Higashihara on drums, Tomohiro Yahiro on percussion). This band has released several adventurous fusion albums.
Watanabe has worked with numerous musicians such as Lee Ritenour, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Jeff Berlin, Bill Bruford, Sly and Robbie, Wayne Shorter, Patrick Moraz, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, and Peter Erskine. Since 1996, he has been a visiting professor of music at Senzoku Gakuen College. He endorses Steinberger and Paul Reed Smith guitars, and has been chosen Best Jazzman 24 years in a row by Swing Journal magazine's annual poll. --wiki

1 Mo' Bop 00:09:21
2 DADA 00:04:49
3 ROBO 00:05:47
4 Ring Of Life 00:05:57
5 Backdrop 00:05:31
6 Naima 00:05:35
7 MOMO 00:03:26
8 NEO 00:04:38
9 Partida 00:05:21
10 Tricorn 00:05:12

Kazumi Watanabe, guitars
Richard Bona, bass
Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez, drums

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