Tadao Sawai

Real Name:
沢井 忠夫
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Tadao Sawai (1938, Aichi Prefecture, Japan - April 1, 1997) was a Japanese koto player and composer graduated from Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music).

Sawai sought to develop furthering Miyagi's mission to expand koto music. He was reknown for his dynamic playing style, his willingness to experiment and improvise in challenging the limits of modern koto playing.
Married to koto player Kazue Sawai, their son Hikaru Sawai is also a composer and a koto player.
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LV 324 Tadao Sawai - 琴の幻想 album art 沢井忠夫* 琴の幻想(10", Mono) Victor LV 324 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
LW-5139 Tadao Sawai - 和洋合奏 日本の組曲 = Suite Of Japanese Traditional Music album art 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵*, 豊静*, クラウン・オーケストラ* 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵*, 豊静*, クラウン・オーケストラ* - 和洋合奏 日本の組曲 = Suite Of Japanese Traditional Music(LP, Album) Crown (3) LW-5139 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
SLD 1 Tadao Sawai - Oriental Bossa Sounds (A Union Of Koto, Shakuhachi And Big Band) album art Hōzan Yamamoto*, Katsuya Yokoyama, Tadao Sawai, Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd Orchestra* Hōzan Yamamoto*, Katsuya Yokoyama, Tadao Sawai, Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd Orchestra* - Oriental Bossa Sounds (A Union Of Koto, Shakuhachi And Big Band) (Album) London Records SLD 1 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
JRS-7005 Tadao Sawai - Koto Sebastian Bach album art Tadao Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto Tadao Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto - Koto Sebastian Bach (Album) RCA JRS-7005 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
UPS-1078-J Tadao Sawai - Fantastic Mood By Koto = 琴の幻想 album art Tadao Sawai Fantastic Mood By Koto = 琴の幻想(LP, Album) Union Records (3) UPS-1078-J Japan 1968 Sell This Version
JRS-7044 Tadao Sawai - Vivaldi / Four Seasons album art Tadao Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto Tadao Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto - Vivaldi / Four Seasons (Album) RCA JRS-7044 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
UPS-5209-J Tadao Sawai - 涙の季節 《琴の幻想=第三集》 album art 沢井忠夫* 涙の季節 《琴の幻想=第三集》(LP, Album) Union Records (3) UPS-5209-J Japan 1969 Sell This Version
UPS-1098-J Tadao Sawai - 琴の幻想 (第二集) album art 沢井忠夫* 琴の幻想 (第二集)(LP, Album) Union Records (3) UPS-1098-J Japan 1969 Sell This Version
JRS-7033 Tadao Sawai - Koto Amadeus Mozart album art Tadao Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto Tadao Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto - Koto Amadeus Mozart(LP, Album, Gat) RCA JRS-7033 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
JRS-7026 Tadao Sawai - 琴 / 日本の詩情 (Japanese Poetry In Koto) album art 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵* 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵* - 琴 / 日本の詩情 (Japanese Poetry In Koto)(LP, Album, Gat) RCA JRS-7026 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
JRS-6 Tadao Sawai - Japanese Folk Songs album art 沢井忠夫*, 横山勝也* 沢井忠夫*, 横山勝也* - Japanese Folk Songs (Album) RCA Victor JRS-6 Peru 1970 Sell This Version
JRS-3 Tadao Sawai - 琴 名曲選 album art 沢井忠夫* 琴 名曲選(LP, Album) RCA JRS-3 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
JRS-7068 Tadao Sawai - Koto Plays Latin Fantasy = 琴 ラテンの詩情 album art Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai - Koto Plays Latin Fantasy = 琴 ラテンの詩情(LP, Album) RCA JRS-7068 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
JRS-7098 Tadao Sawai - 琴・クラシック名曲集 = Koto Plays Classic Favorites album art Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Tatsuro Takimoto, Sadanori Nakamure, Hozan Yamamoto Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Tatsuro Takimoto, Sadanori Nakamure, Hozan Yamamoto - 琴・クラシック名曲集 = Koto Plays Classic Favorites(LP, Album) RCA JRS-7098 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
CJP-1015 Tadao Sawai - 琴の幻想 / 魅惑のワルツ album art 沢井忠夫* 琴の幻想 / 魅惑のワルツ(LP, Album) Union Records (3) CJP-1015 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
ULP-1010 Tadao Sawai - 尺八&琴 男の世界 <ボサ・ノヴァ編> = Shakuhachi & Koto - Mandom album art 村岡実*, 沢井忠夫* 村岡実*, 沢井忠夫* - 尺八&琴 男の世界 <ボサ・ノヴァ編> = Shakuhachi & Koto - Mandom (Album) Union Records (3) ULP-1010 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
LSC-3227 Tadao Sawai - J. S. Bach Is Alive And Well And Doing His Thing On The Koto album art Tadao Sawai & Kazue Sawai & Hozan Yamamoto & Sadanori Nakamure & Tatsuro Takimoto & Takeshi Inomata Tadao Sawai & Kazue Sawai & Hozan Yamamoto & Sadanori Nakamure & Tatsuro Takimoto & Takeshi Inomata - J. S. Bach Is Alive And Well And Doing His Thing On The Koto (Album) RCA Red Seal LSC-3227 US 1971 Sell This Version
JRS-9105-06 Tadao Sawai - The Breeze And I album art Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai And Orchestra Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai And Orchestra - The Breeze And I(2xLP) RCA JRS-9105-06 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
JRS-7234 Tadao Sawai - Jazz Rock 琴 / 日本の民謡 album art Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto - Jazz Rock 琴 / 日本の民謡 (Album) RCA JRS-7234 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
JRS-24 Tadao Sawai - 光る海(二面の琴のための小品集) album art 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵* 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵* - 光る海(二面の琴のための小品集)(LP, Album) RCA JRS-24 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
JRS 9207-08 Tadao Sawai - さくらさくら 琴・日本の詩情 album art 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵* 沢井忠夫*, 沢井一恵* - さくらさくら 琴・日本の詩情(2xLP, Gat) RCA JRS 9207-08 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
JRS-7234 Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto - Jazz Rock 琴 / 日本の民謡(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) RCA JRS-7234 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SOCO 104 Tadao Sawai - 怪顚 = Keden album art クリス・ヒンゼ* X 沢井忠夫* & 山本邦山* クリス・ヒンゼ* X 沢井忠夫* & 山本邦山* - 怪顚 = Keden(LP) CBS/Sony SOCO 104 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
JVL 2615 Tadao Sawai - Love Melodies By Koto album art Tadao Sawai, Victor Orchestra Tadao Sawai, Victor Orchestra - Love Melodies By Koto(LP) Victor Musical Industries, Inc. JVL 2615 Singapore 1975 Sell This Version
JR-9507-8, JPL 2-0296 Tadao Sawai - Haru No Umi Koto = Meikyokusen album art Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto, Sachiko Miyamoto Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto, Sachiko Miyamoto - Haru No Umi Koto = Meikyokusen (Album) RCA, RCA JR-9507-8, JPL 2-0296 Japan 1975 Sell This Version