Gradation-Bossa Nova No Kaze
Sakai was born in Shizuoka Japan in 1966. He started playing guitar as a professional guitarist in Tokyo in 1989. He had been playing various music as Jazz, Blues, Pop, Latin, Brazilian, Folk, Rock etc. In Tokyo area. He moved to New York City in 1995. He's active and he performs Bossa Nova mainly at many different places in New York. He's been writing original songs and Oda Yuichiro produced his first album.Yuichiro Oda is one of grate composer in Japan.His songs were spread by Seiko Matuda,Anri,Hidemi Isikawa Toshihiko Tahara etc. Gradation~bossa bova no kaze is the first album of male Japanease bossa nova artist "SAKAI" from New York.His sound expresses the essence of brazillian music,but also shows another side of influenced by 70's and 80's Japanease pops and American music as Jazz,Blues Rock.