Japanese jazz, "j-jazz"

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cool, i will have to check that out. tbh the premise sounded kind of insufferable to me, it's nice to know that the "argument" or w/e of the book is potentially as interesting as the facts i had hoped to gleam in spite of academic handwringing over "authenticity"

the volume that atkins edited -- "jazz planet" -- is positively packed with essays that each look super interesting. but that's for a different thread.

also, it looks like michael molasky (who made a contribution to "jazz planet") is working on a translation of a book he wrote originally in japanese -- "the jazz culture of postwar japan: film, literature, subculture"

https://apps.cla.umn.edu/directory/profiles/molasky

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%88%A6%E5%BE%8C%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E3%81%AE%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%82%BA%E6%96%87%E5%8C%96%E2%80%95%E6%98%A0%E7%94%BB%E3%83%BB%E6%96%87%E5%AD%A6%E3%83%BB%E3%82%A2%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%83%A9-%E3%83%9E%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AF-%E3%83%A2%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B9%E3%82%AD%E3%83%BC/dp/4791762010/

budo jeru, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:19 (four months ago) Permalink

gleam = glean lol

budo jeru, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Another nice one,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYxrq5UV_z8

Federico Boswarlos, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Also interesting to hear about Jazz becoming popular during the Occupation in Japan. I recall something similar being the case - though pls correct me if wrong - in Germany while troops were stationed during/after WWII and with jazz clubs opening to cater to them.

Federico Boswarlos, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:50 (four months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Comp with more of an epic scope than the (awesome) BBE one, listening now and very much enjoying:

http://youtu.be/dUwUvZEuGGs

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 24 June 2018 12:48 (yesterday) Permalink

I wrote about the BBE and Jazzman compilations back in April. Now it turns out the very rare album Tachibana by the Tohru Aizawa Quartet, one track from which appears on the J-Jazz comp, is being reissued next month. I pre-ordered it on Bandcamp:

https://tohruaizawaquartet.bandcamp.com/album/tachibana

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 24 June 2018 13:57 (yesterday) Permalink


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