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Wataru Uchida

Wataru Uchida is a saxophonist and composer. Wataru studied basic saxophone technique and jazz composition with Chico Freeman, and has been leading his jazz projects in New York since 2003. In 2010, Wataru released his first CD Blue Morpho, recorded with NY-based Brazilian jazz rhythm section players, Romero Lubambo, Helio Alvis, Nilson Matta, Cafe Da Silva, and Ze Mauricio. The album is dedicated to Barden Powell, the legendary Brazilian guitarist. In 2015, Wataru has recorded his original compositions with Abelita Mateus, Itaiguara Brandão, and Vanderlei Pereira. The album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club", is an old school one-room recording product

The Heart Intact

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Side 1 : DIVINE YOU (4:38) , GROOVE SKIPPER (7:56) , BODEGA CATS (6:21) , HERONS’ COTILLION (5:59),
SIDE 2 : CREE'S RIVER (4:28) , FOSSILIZED TOGETHER (7:16) , FLY TO THE NECTAR (5:17) , WE'LL REBUILD IT (5:22)

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Take Five with Wataru Uchida

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About Wataru Uchida Wataru Uchida is a saxophonist and composer. Wataru studied saxophone performance and composition with Chico Freeman, and has been leading his jazz projects in New York since 2003. In 2002, Wataru worked as a teaching assistant of Rory Stuart's rhythm analysis class at New School University Jazz & Contemporary Music program. ...

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A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

A New Album, "Predawn Shenanigans Club" By Wataru Uchida

Born in Japan, tenor saxophonist Wataru Uchida was compelled by the power of swing to move to New York, only to come under the spell of Latin rhythms such as samba, Baião and Maracatu that form the core of a new release entitled Predawn Shenanigans Club. A specially recruited lineup of Brazilian jazz players bring life ...


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