Wataru Uchida | Blue Morpho - To Baden Powell with Love

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Blue Morpho - To Baden Powell with Love

by Wataru Uchida

First Album of a Japanese tenor saxophonist. Recorded with the best Brazilian Jazz rhythm section players such as Romero Lubambo (guitar) , Helio Alves (piano) , Nilson Matta (bass) , Cafe Da Silva (percussion) , and Ze Mauricio (percussion).
Genre: Latin: Brazilian Jazz
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1. Blue Morpho (feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Ze Mauricio & Cafe Da Silva)
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7:41 $1.49
2. Black Current (feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Cafe Da Silva & Ze Mauricio)
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5:27 $1.49
3. Na Gafieira Do Vidigal (feat. Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta & Cafe Da Silva)
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6:05 $1.49
4. Green Eyes (feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta & Cafe Da Silva)
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6:01 $1.49
5. Deixa (feat. Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta & Cafe Da Silva)
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5:58 $1.49
6. Saudades De Marcia (feat. Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta & Cafe Da Silva)
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5:04 $0.99
7. Cafezao (feat. Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta & Cafe Da Silva)
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4:18 $0.99
8. Berimbau (feat. Nilson Matta)
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Album Notes
Wataru Uchida is a saxophonist originally from Japan, who studied jazz performance as an apprentice of Chico Freeman. He succeeds Freeman's fat tenor sound, which is the Chicago tradition. Uchida's first album, Blue Morpho, is dedicated to Baden Powell, the legendary guitarist of Brazil. In the recording, Romero Lubambo, the top modern Brazilian jazz guitarist played 'Deixa', written by Baden Powell, with the thrilling samba beat by master percussionist, Cafe da Silva. The pianist of this album, Helio Alves performed fascinating solos on Uchida's original compositions such as 'Blue Morpho' 'Green Eyes'. Helio Alves has ever played wth jazz giants and he was featured in the Grammy-winning release, Joe Henderson's Big Band. Nilson Matta, producer & bassist, worked with Baden Powell from 1972 through 73. He also recorded Joe Henderson's Big Band. The album title tune 'Blue Morpho' has a strong drive of Brazilian rhythm called Biao. Another original tune by Uchida, 'Black Current' has a unique Oriental sound and it is blended well with the slow Latin rhythm, 'Bolero'. One of the most well known tunes by Baden Powell, 'Berimbau' is recorded just as duet of sax and bass.


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"Blue Morpho" is the first album of NYC's tenor saxophonist Wataru Uchida, containing self-written songs as well as songs by Baden Powell.
Uchida is a very talented musician who plays with an expressive strong and warm tone. The elegance of his tunes is timeless; he does not need any special effects to get the listener's attention. The artist is accompanied by one of the best rhythm sections, playing this genre of music.