TATSUYA SATO


Testimonial

All of the Theo Wanne mouthpieces I tested were crafted with modern tastefulness. I could feel Theo Wanne's love for creating mouthpieces in every mouthpiece I tried.All the various mouthpiece models had the same external shape; however, they skillfully and successfully had a distinct sound from one another. The changes in baffle, the shape of the chamber, and the thickness of the side-rails created a distinct sound ranging from very dark to super-bright. I was pleasantly surprised that all models played evenly from the lowest notes into the altissimo. Moreover, all were easy to blow and had wonderful uniformity, even though they are handmade.

Biography

Tatsuya Sato was born on December 23, 1957 in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated Waseda University in modern jazz studies, and his inspiration came from Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane He started playing professionally immediately following his graduation from college. He then joined the Masahiro Yoshida(ds) group and Koichi Hiroki groups.Tatsuya published 'STILL LOVE YOU' in 1984, 'LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE' in 1985, and 'The New Tenor Scene' in 1998. All these albums have received the highest accolades. He has also participated in Masahiko Sato Group, Hidehiko Matsumoto Super Sax, Yoshio Suzuki MatsuriI Yoshio Ikeda Group, George Kawaguchi Super Band, Motohiko Hino Sailing Stone, and Terumasa Hino Spark Band.He toured with a Jazz Festival in Germany with the Sachi Hayasaka & Stir Up in the summer of 1992.In November of 1994, he toured in Korea with Motohiko Hino Sailing Stone.In August of 1994, he appeared on the stage at the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival with Terumasa Hino Band.In September of 1995, he performed at the George Kawaguchi concert at NHK hole.In September of 1997, he toured Beijing and Shanghai with the George Kawaguchi Super Band.u00a0Now he performs with many bands such as NOBUO HARA and His Sharps & Flats, Eric Miyashiro and zEM Big Band, Katori Yoshihiko Jazz Orchestra, Tokyo Leaders Big Band, Mitsukuni Kohata 923 Big Band, and with his own group. He also takes an active part in the studio, gives private lessons, and teaches at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Jazz course.u00a0He released 'ECDYSIS' in June of 2003.He released 'My Nocturne' with guitarist's Haruhiko Takauchi in July of 2008.He performed in the presence of the Emperor at Tokagakudo music hall at Tokyo Imperial Palace as NOBUO HARA and His Sharps & Flats in September of 2009.
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