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. There is no studio manipulation by modern technology such as overdub, punch-in, or cut & paste. His new CD is available now.
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