Originalmente postado no Loronix em 31 de maio 2007.
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Hello, Good Evening! I had to keep Loronix engineers out of my computer; they stopped working to see Luiz Bonfa video. It is amazing how hard is to find Luiz Bonfa videos. Welcome back to Music from All Countries. I think that video was recorded in Japan, which is the country number 4 on visitors sent to Loronix last year.
You saw the cover artwork and you known that Sadao Watanabe was seleced by Caetano Rodrigues on our homage to Loronixers from Japan. Perhaps Sadao Watanabe is the Japanese artist most connected with the music from Brazil, we have several albums with Sadao Watanabe as sideman and also as main performer.
This is Sadao Watanabe - Fly me to the Moon (1967), for RGE. Caetano makes his best selecting a wonderful Sadao Watanabe album, it is a hundred percent Bossa Nova, solid from the start to the end with the repertoire listing twelve Bossa Nova classics, performed by Japanese musicians. The cover artwork is also all about Brazil. Where does that beautiful lady is looking for? Tracks include:
01 - The Girl from Ipanema
02 - Meditation
03 - Black Orpheus
04 - O Grande Amor
05 - Bonita
06 - Dindi
07 - Mas que Nada
08 - The Shadow of your Smile
09 - Fly me to the Moon
10 - A Man and a Woman
11 - So Danco Samba
12 - She is Carioca
The Japanese image was so far the hardest to decide. The options were many showing Tokyo skycrapes, subway, people working, anyway, Japan is a legendary place, my mothers always says that his dream is to fly to Japan. I hope I can make her dream come true one day.
Japan participation was awesome and I think there is plenty space for growth next year. Tokyo delivered 34% of visits, followed by Chiyoda (10%), Shinjuku (9%) and Osaka (6%). I'm surprised with the number of cities with Japanese Loronixers, 155 cities visited Loronix last year. Just a special mention to a friend from Japan, Jazz-Nekko from Okinawa, a truly knowledgeable Loronixer that knows everything about Jazz and Brazilian music.
2 Reply to "Sadao Watanabe - Fly me to the Moon (1967) | Japan"
bossanovadreamer on Friday, 01 June, 2007Really beautiful pick -
it is funny I just bought this album in different cover as Japan paper sleeve some weeks ago.
I love all this Watanabe Bossa albums- I just miss his albums "Girl from Ipanema" and Samba 67...
very good pick Caetano...
Jazz-Nekko on Monday, 04 June, 2007
many thanks for this share. it is special to know, but not surprising, that japan ranked pretty high up there in your wonderful site's visitors.
may the coming years be as successful as this past has been and may your health, wisdom and humour provide you strength to carry on in such grand fashion!
10 other okinawans? where are they, i wonder? hmmm...also not too surprising as we share a tropical cimate not so different from parts of brasil and with the weather - goes music, food, drink and temperament of the women ;-)
be well, my friend,