Japanese Jazz Artists

Опубликовано08.11.2018 в 10:40АвторFenritaxe






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In many ways, the story of jazz in Japan is a familiar one. This wholly American artform forged in the black communities of New Orleans in the late 19th century became a global marvel, and East Asia was as entranced as Kansas City, New York, Paris, and Amsterdam were.

Jazz arrived in Japan much like it did the rest of the world—on boats. After World War I, bands would voyage on ocean liners to play clubs in Tokyo and other major cities.

The tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki live long in the collective psyche, and the bombings of Tokyo alone caused , civilian deaths. Between and , the U. MacArthur, enacted widespread military, political, economic, and social reforms. A side effect that MacArthur may not have foreseen was the restoration of jazz—American troops brought new records into the country that revived the long-dormant scene.

During their service, artists like pianists Hampton Hawes and Oliver Nelson would hook up with the local musicians and make some money on the side. American stars like Miles Davis could sell out concerts in Japan with no bother, and, slowly but surely, local stars began to emerge. Eventually, she joined The Charles Mingus Band, and collaborated with Duke Ellington, becoming one of the first Japanese musicians to have an international rep. Before that period, most Japanese jazz owed a heavy debt to Blue Note records and the like, but Kikuchi and others broke away from that sound, forging new sonic paths.

By the end of the s, Japanese jazz was soaking up rock and electronic elements and tinkering with extended compositions. Deep Modern Jazz from Japan There are many highlights: Higgins first stumbled across a reference to the album over a decade ago, in a Japanese guidebook to jazz records. Call it fate if you want, but there was something about the plain typeface that piqued his interest. Higgins began to question whether the record had ever been released. It took him years to find a copy, but when he finally did, the hunt proved worthwhile.

But the album also has some fierce Latin vibrations, too. Tachibana also veers in part towards free jazz in places, but is grounded by the excellent drumming of Tetsuya Morimura, who holds things together just enough to keep a comforting groove. Record inset for Tachibana Tachibana received a private pressing, but was never released by an established label—which, as Higgins discovered years ago, made it challenging to track down.

The pianist had long abandoned playing music in any kind of serious way, and was instead working as a doctor specializing in diabetes at his family hospital in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. When two men from the other side of the world approached him out of the blue about the possibility of mining a song he recorded decades ago for a new compilation, his response was that of total bemusement. How could anyone outside of Japan even have heard this record, he pondered, let alone want to invest in its reissue?

For a while, he was even guided by the great Masabumi Kikuchi, but in a bitter and ironic twist, it was a mentorship that pushed the young virtuoso away from the piano stool. Crestfallen, Aizawa instead went to medical school. But as the stars would have it, a gig at a college event laid the foundations for his next artistic move.

Yet the genesis of Tachibana was even more unlikely. The four young musicians had just finished up a performance when they were approached by a stranger.

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This was Ikujiroh Tachibana, local businessman and member of a once-powerful aristocratic family that traced its lineage back to the seventh century. Though the hotel business was his game, Tachibana fancied himself something of a jazz connoisseur.

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He would prowl the local clubs and sometimes travel to nearby towns Maebashi and Isezaki, or go farther out to Tokyo, to catch visiting American artists perform.

In a scene that must have seemed as surreal as it was shady—as though snatched from a spy movie—the mysterious Tachibana had a tantalizing proposal for the four musicians: The businessman would fund everything, no strings attached.

List of Japanese jazz bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as jazz solo artists from Japan are included.

No doubt, it seemed an offer too good to be true. Tachibana, it transpired, had a home-built studio with an impressive arsenal of top-quality gear. So on March 30, , in the town of Numata, Gunma Prefecture—which sits about 98 miles north of Tokyo—and in the presence of a couple of engineers that Tachibana hired, the band got to work.

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Many thanks to Mr. And that was that. According to Higgins, the band never really saw Tachibana again once the record was finished. The entrepreneur pressed up some copies, stamping the symbol of the Tachibana clan onto the cover. In another outlandish twist, the story goes that he used it as a kind of business card to promote his hotels. The liner notes feature a note from the band that provides a neat summarization: We are aware that music takes a different shape dependent on the ear of the listener.

The album is actually dubbed Volume 1, but no second volume appears to exist. Unless, of course, Tachibana himself commissioned another record from a different set of instrumentalists—but this, too, is shrouded in mystery. Records with obi are sometimes double the value of one without an obi. Tetsuya Morimura was the only to find further success as a musician, releasing a solo live recording album called Akai Tori Concert or Red Bird Concert.

Kyoichiroh Morimura moonlighted with a couple of groups. As for Tohru Aizawa, he still plays piano occasionally, but never recorded again.

This list includes more than just bands, as jazz solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before.


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