Sato's Legend Reissued 1986

Release info:
Сато - Легенда (Эфсане)
Sato - Legend (Efsane)
Melodiya LP С60 24399 006
Recorded 1986, released 1987
Soviet Grail reissued the first LP C60−24399 of Uzbek's jazz-fusion band "Sato" called Efsane (Legend, Легенда).


There is a general belief, that the Surviving Master Tapes from the sound recording studio of the Soviet giant «Melodiya» Label is a myth. (More so, this myth pertains to the label’s republican divisions.) This is partially true, but not in the case of Leonid Atabekov, the leader of «SATO» Ensemble. During the last days of Soviet Union’s collapse, he showed up at the studio’s doorstep and bought out master tapes of the original recordings of his two albums – «Efsane» and «Pass Around the Good». Since then he has treasured this purchase. Thanks to the owner’s safekeeping, these master tapes were identified on the insert’s photo, thus enabling us to prepare the first official re-issue of this Oriental Jazz pearl of the Soviet era – «Efsane» LP, the title of which means «Legend» in Uzbek language.