Saburo and Friends
Sunshine Island

Saburo Murata plays and composes for Alto sax, Soprano Sax, Flute and

A Recent immigrant from Japan, Saburo studied composition and Sax at
Shyobi University in Tokyo. After years of playing in Jazz Clubs and
doing studio musician work in Japan he moved to Gabriola Island in 1996.

Since moving to Canada he has played with numerous bands including,
Bossa breeze, appearing with them in the victoria Latin Festival and
the Victoria Folk Fest.

His first Cd in Canada "Sunshine Island", features his own blend of
Latin Fusion originals and gives an indication of the versatility,
emotion and professionalism that makes Saburo a respected musician.

He's now working on his next Cd which will be released in Spring 2004
featuring World Beat originals with sounds from West Africa, First
Nations, Japan and so on.
1. It's Spring, but...
2. Voodoo No.5
3. Song for Joe
4. Sunshine Island
5. Bim-bom
6. Vivo sonhando (Dreamer) and Barquinho(Little boat)
7. Jumping Salmon Salsa
8. Apple Oiwake
9. Surfside Street at 2AM
10.Moonlight on the Maples