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*  as performer
**  as arranger
***  as producer

Leader or co-leader

Steve Sacks

First Dream      AMJ Records (1999) *   **   ***
"The album mesmerizes...a perfect example of Brazilian instrumental music spiced up with haunting vocals." --Egidio Leitao, "Luna Kafe" website
Look To The Sky      IAM Records (2002) *   **  ***
"Thoughtfully made, with a simple and beautiful imagination. In other words, a prayer. May this CD reach many people's hearts." --Gonzalez Suzuki, producer, Soul Bossa Trio
"Overflowing with love for New York...made by one who knows the true power of music."
--Daisaku Kume, composer, pianist and recording artist
Beautiful Horizon / Minaswing (2003) * ** ***
"To my good friends in Minaswing: A voice singing a beautiful song,
wrapped in many-colored sound, and within me a new treasure is formed.
Bringing this feeling to us all...this magnificent feeling..." A big kiss,
Lisa Ono
Mineral/Minaswing       Long Happiness Records (2005) * ** ***

"Built on the foundation of the great variety of Brazilian music, yet its freedom, imagination and positive energy can't be contained in a box. It will make you feel happy, and also saudade (longing). " --Satoru Shionoya, pianist

Four Colors / Four Colors       Grace Notes Records (2008) * ** ***

"All the beauty the flute has to offer...multiplied by four! Great playing, beautiful sound, perfect intonation and swinging arrangements add up to a flute-lover's must-have CD." --Jamie Baum, flutist and composer

Christmas Presence       (2010) * ** ***

"Steve's playing is thoughtful, soulful and inspired. Great listening for Christmas time or any other time of the year." (Tommy James, piano and musical director, Duke Ellington Orchestra)


Guanabara
The Brazilian Beat of Guanabara      Baystate Records (1982) *   **   ***
On The Move      Baystate Records (1984) *   **   ***

Trilogia
Trilogia      Tokuma Japan Records (1990) *   **   ***
Wheels Within Wheels       TDK Records (1993) *   **   ***

The 6:30 Band
Open My Eyes      OME Records (1994) *   **   ***
Double Cure      DBL Records (1998) *   **   ***
Christmas of Hope      HFNY Records (1999) *   **

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Brazilian music

Badi Assad
Solo      Chesky Records (1994) ***

Bossa Animada
Tribute To Jobim      Omagatoki Records (1995) *   **

Ana Caram
Rio After Dark      Chesky Records (1989) *   **
Amazonia      Chesky Records (1990) *   **   ***
The Other Side of Jobim      Chesky Records (1992) *
Maracana      Chesky Records (1993) *   **   ***
Bossa Nova      Chesky Records (1995) *   **   ***
Postcards From Rio      Chesky Records (1998) *   **   ***

Adela Dalto
A Brazilian Affair      Venus Records (1994) *

Manfredo Fest
Amazonas      Concord Records (1997) *

Kumi Hara
Boa Noticia      King Records (2001) *   **

Hiroki Kashiwagi
Koukaiki     Hats Records (2004) * 

Ana Martins
Futuros Amantes      Rip Curl Recordings (2000) *   **
Linda      Rip Curl Recordings (2001) *

Silvana Malta
Back To Brazil      Inter Music Records (1997) *   **   ***
Flor do Verao   (with Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra)      Exlibris Records (2003) **

Margareth Menezes
Elegibo (1990) **

Naomi & Goro
Home (for I+Stylers)     333 Discs (2006) *
P.S. I Forgot     On The Beach Records (2006) *
Bossa Nova Songbook 1     333 Discs (2008) *

Sanae Nishizawa
O som do arco-iris      Rainbow Records (2009) *

Kazuhiko Obata
Pasaporte (2004) * **

Valeria Oliveira
Valeria      VACM Records (2001) *   **

Lisa Ono
Nana      MIDI Records(1991) *
Boas Festas      Toshiba-EMI Records (2000) *   **
Lisa's Ono Bossa Hula Nova      Toshiba-EMI Records (2001) *   **
Questa Bossa Mia      Toshiba-EMI Records (2002) *
NAIMA~meu anjo~      Toshiba-EMI Records (2004) *

Kimson Plaut
Ubatuba      LPC Records (1996) *   **   ***

saigenji
saigenji       Happiness Records (2002) *
La Puerta       Happiness Records (2003) * **
Selecao      Happiness Records (2007) * **

Shigeharu Sasago
Onaka-ippai      Gemmatika Records (2010) *

Masami Sato
Healing Bossa II      Della Records (2006) *
Healing Bossa IIi      Della Records (2008) *
Afternoon Bossa       Della Records (2011) *

Saoli Sendo
Fresco      Rip Curl Records (2001) *   **

SpiCS
Malibu Dance      King Records (1986) *

Toyono
Ginga Mais      File Records (2004) *  **

Valucha
Born In Brazil      Crazy Moon Records (1997) *   **   ***

Torben Westergaard
Brazilian Heart      Inter Music Records (1995) *

Noriko Yamamoto
Anel de Capim       Calor Records (2004) * **
Trem das Cores       Calor Records (2015) * **

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Jazz

Shinji Akita
moments in life      Pony Canyon (2006) *

Ann Sally
Voyage      Video Arts Music (2001) *
moon dance    Video Arts Music (2003) *
day dream      BMG Fun House (2003) *
Hallelujah      BMG Fun House (2003) *
Kokorouta      Video Arts Music (2007) *
Best of Best      Video Arts Music (2007) *

Paul Aston
Exactly Where I Am At This Moment (1997) *

Scott Chadwick
Peace Off The Records (2015) *

Paquito D'Rivera
A Night in Englewood      Messidor Records (1994) *   **
Paquito D'Rivera and the United Nation Orchestra Live at MCG      MCG Records (1997) **

Hikari Ichihara
Joy     Pony Canyon (2008) *

Kids Meet Jazz
Kids Meet Jazz      Geneon Entertainment (2007) *
Maclaren Meets Kids Meet Jazz      Geneon Entertainment (2008) *

Kume Daisaku Orchestra
Someone Loves You     Universal Music (2008) *

Lileth
When I Fall In Love    EMJ (2010) *

Marlene
Marlene Sings Nettai Jazz     BMG Records (2009) * **

Yoshiaki Masuo
Are You Happy Now      Omagatoki Records (1999) *   **
Life Is Good     Sunshine Ave. Records (2008) *   **

Hendrik Meurkens
Poema Brasileiro      Concord Records (1996) *   **   ***

Yoichi Murata
Absolute Times      JVC Records (2003) *

noon
Better Than Anything      JVC Records (2003)*
My Fairy Tale       JVC Records (2004)*
Holy Wishes       JVC Records (2006)*
Natural       JVC Records (2012)*

Eugene Pao
This Window      Sony Music Entertainment (1999) **

Claudio Roditi
Claudio      Uptown Records (1985) *   **

Yoko Sikes
My Winter Wonderland      Pacific Quest/Tokyo Sound (2000) *   **

Soul Bossa Trio
Dolphins      Tokuma Japan Records (2002) *
Soul Bossa Production 1994-2005       (2007) *

Anli Sugano
Komorebi      Crown Records (1996) *  **

Syncopation
Of Blue      Geneon Entertainment (2004) * **

West Rock Woods
Jamzz      Lovers Factory Records (2002)*

Joe Lee Wilson
Secrets From The Sun      Inner City Records (1977) *

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Latin American music

Tito Allen
Unique      Alegre Records (1980) *

Jose Bello
La Palabra Amigo      Lo Mejor Records (1996) *
B & B Records Presenta A Jose Bello      B & B Records (1989) *

Angel Canales
Different Shades Of Thought      Canales Records (1982) *   **
It's Time (Ya Es Tiempo)      Canales Records (1984) *
El Diferente - Greatest Hits Live!      TTH Records *

Ray De La Paz
Estoy Como Nunca      Caiman Records (1985) *

Carlos Kanno
Sings!      JVC Records (2008)* **

Masayo
Regalo      Discos Machete (2011) *

The Mambo Kings
The Mambo Kings original soundtrack album      WEA Elektra Records (1991) *

Jose Mangual, Jr.
Mis Mejores Exitos      Capanero Records (1994) *

Hiromitsu Obuchi with Triangulo
Uno y Tres      Disco Machete (2011) *

Tito Puente
Homenaje a Beny More Vol. II      Tico Records (1979) *
Mambo King: 100th LP      RMM Records (1991) *
Dancemania '80s      Tico Records (1980) *
(y Azuquita) - Ce' Magnifique      Tico Records (1981) *

Louie Ramirez
Louie Ramirez & Super Banda      Faisan Records (1987) *

Louie Ramirez - Ray De La Paz
Mi Fruto      Caiman Records (1983) *

Jimmy Sabater
Gusto      Fania Records (1980) *
(for this performance I was nominated for "Saxophonist of the Year" by Latin New York Magazine)

Adalberto Santiago
Cosas Del Alma      West Side Records (1984) *   **
Mas Sabroso      Budda Records 1985 **

Sarabanda
A Golpe De Marea      Platano Records (1993) *

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Pop music

David Byrne
Rei Momo      Luaka Bop Records (1989) *   **
Uh-Oh      Luaka Bop Records (1992) *
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter      Capitol Records (1990) *

Kirsty MacColl
Electric Landlady      Virgin Records (1995) *

Talking Heads
Naked      Warner Bros. Records (1988) *

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Japanese pop music

achordion
round round      333 Discs (2006) *
Happy Merry Christmas!      333 Discs (2007) *

Yukari Ito
Touch Me Lightly        Universal Records (2002) *

Julee Karan
Torch II        Universal Records (2011) *
Rendez-vous        Universal Records (2012) *

Kahimi Karie
My Suitor      Polygram International (2002 ) *

Midori Karashima
Smile and Tears      Clover Music (2004) *

Ryoko Moriyama
Everything Became a Song      Dreamusic (2011) *

Sayuri Kume
Nihon no uta #1     RZCM (2007) *

Akina Nakamori
Utahime D.D.        Universal Music (2002) *

Mari Natsuki
La Parole         Ready Made (2002) *

Ayako Ono
Tohtoh Ganashi        VAP (2004) *

Miho Teruya
Sincerely for you      Geneon (2006) *
My Life (2015) * ** ***

Tsune
Shakunage no hana no saku koro        Bitter Valley (2005) *

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Chinese pop music

Kelly Chen
A Movie      Go East Entertainment (1997) *
Real Feeling      Go East Entertainment (1999) *

Sammi Cheng
Language of Living (1998) *

Andy Hoi
Faith With Heart Go East Entertainment (1999) *

Leon Lai
Leon Sound      Go East Entertainment (1998) *

Andy Lau
nature   the peaceful roots for all beings      BMG Records (1997)*

Lau Hoi-Wai
A Boy's Story      Columbia/Sony (1998) *

Nisa Lin
Me Without You (1998) *

Danny Summer
Music That Speaks (1998) *

William Tang
Blues Movies (1999) *

William Tso
Declaration of Independence      Conrad Productions/Go East Entertainment (1997) *

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Christian music

International Christian Assembly
Harvest      ICA (1998) *   **   ***

Hiroko Kanematsu
Praise The Lord      Moment Records (2001) *

Katsuhisa Mikami
Aganawareta monotachi no uta (1997) *

Michtam Praise & Worship
Touching Heaven    Michtam Records (2003) * 

Ronnie Rucker
Look Up!   Word of Life Records (2007) * 
 
Keiko Takenouchi
My Fortress      Anah Records (2001) *   **   ***

Junko Tosaka
Glowing     Magcup Records (2011) *   **   ***

Various Artists
My Heart For You      Japan Campus Crusade for Christ (1999) * **
Peace of Christmas     Japan Campus Crusade for Christ (2003) * **
Christmas of Hope    Japan Campus Crusade for Christ (2004) * **
Christmas in Joy    Japan Campus Crusade for Christ (2005) * **
Christmas in Love    Japan Campus Crusade for Christ (2006) * **
Real Christmas    Japan Campus Crusade for Christ (2007) * **

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Asian music

Cao Xuejing
Healing      Della Records (2002) *
Koiuta Erhu      Della Records (2004) *
Sen no kaze ni natte      Della Records (2007) *

Jiang Xiaoqing & Fei Jianrong
Asian Dream      Della Records (2003) *

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Other music

Gontiti
Macaroni Eastern      Epic Records (2008) *

Goro Itoh
"Yuki ni negau koto" ("What The Snow Brings" ) original soundtrack     333 Discs (2006) *

Moose Hill Ensemble
Desert House     333 Discs (2006) *

Nao Matsushita
pf     Epic Records Japan (2009) *

Titi Matsumura
Semitone Life     In The Garden Records (2007) *

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