Kazumi Watanabe (渡辺香津美) is a Japanese guitarist. He was born on October 14, 1953 in Tokyo, Japan. Watanabe learned guitar at the age of 12 from Sadanori Nakamure at the Yamaha Music School in Tokyo. He released his first album in 1971. In 1979, he formed a jazz rock band with some of Japan's leading studio musicians, and recorded the album Kylyn. During that year, he toured with the pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Kilowatt is an album by jazz fusion guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, originally released on audio cassette in 1989. All tracks by Kazumi Watanabe except where noted. No One" (Watanabe/Brunel) - 5:33. Jive" (Watanabe/Brunel) - 3:48. Pretty Soon" (Brunel) - 5:37. Bernard" (Brunel) - 4:42. Dolphin Dance" (Herbie Hancock) - 6:59.
KAZUMI WATANABE is a Jazz Rock/Fusion, Progressive Rock artist from Japan. I had heard Kazumi Watanabe before this album. One of my co-workers in the record store had introduced me to the "Mobo" albums before this one. But at the time I was a prog snob, and didn't really notice his talent until this album, which featured some guy named Bill Bruford, and a bassist that had played in Bruford's bands, Jeff Berlin. In 1991 it was released again on cassette, CD and LP. Contents. All songs by Kazumi Watanabe unless otherwise noted.
Good Night Machines
Time Code Studio, Los Angeles
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Universal Classics & Jazz