Born January 13th 1936 in the Philippines. He began learning the Clarinet when he was 7 years old at Catholic school. At the age of 15 he was heavily influenced by Swing Jazz and began learning Alto Saxophone. He started his professional career at the age of 19 and left for Japan in 1964 at the age of 23.
He went on to be a backing band member for many artists as well as a studio musician . He was very prolific during the 1970s and early 1980s, he participated in concerts by Takuro Yoshida and albums by Godaigo , Eiichi Otaki , Masashi Sada , Miyuki Nakajima , Yumi Matsutoya (Yumi Arai) , Seiko Matsuda and many more. He also arranged the saxophone part for songs such as Seiko Matsuda’s “Sweet Memories”. In addition, he recorded many enka songs with Yoshio Kimura and Masayuki Chiyo.
He continued to perform up until his death in 2017. Here we have some superb versions of classic theme tunes from car movies by the man dubbed the “King Of Sax”.