Kazumi Watanabe Trio, with Richard Bona: Havana

Here’s a fantastic clip from the 2003 Tokyo Jazz show with Kazumi Watanabe, Richard Bona, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez performing Watanabe’s “Havana” from the Mo’Bop II album.

Bona’s playing, as usual, is off the charts. He covers it all: laying down an incredible groove, playing chords, and soloing. During one of his solos, Watanabe’s guitar strap gave out and his guitar came crashing down. Even that was remarkably in time.

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