this is it! (satoko fujii, natsuki tamura, takashi itani) 1538 album. opens up with this absolutely smouldering maelstrom that I've repeated a couple of times now, without listening to the rest of the album yet.
― calzino, Thursday, 18 October 2018 15:13 (eleven months ago) link
public bath press has just put out a first-ever english translation of teruto soejima's landmark history of japanese free jazz:
This book, the only history of free jazz in Japan, has been reprinted many times in Japan and is finally available to readers overseas in English translation. From its earliest stirrings in the 1960s until it reached international recognition in the 1970s and after, free jazz in Japan is a unique music that has found its perfect scribe. Soejima Teruto was a writer who fell in love with a music and devoted his life to it as promoter, critic, label owner, tour organizer, and much more. All new photos in this edition, none used from the original Japanese volume. Introduction by Otomo Yoshihide.
you can get it here:
― budo jeru, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:45 (nine months ago) link
this sounds soooo good right now
― budo jeru, Monday, 1 July 2019 18:51 (two months ago) link
also i finally got my copy of the soejima teruto book i posted about above and boy is it great, just super interesting and full of great recommendations for music of course
i'll probably be posting some of those things here if i remember to, almost tempted to put together a discography or maybe just post a playlist online somewhere
― budo jeru, Monday, 1 July 2019 18:56 (two months ago) link
There's a second volume of the BBE J-Jazz compilation coming in September - you're better off buying a physical copy than just getting it from Bandcamp, though, 'cause they only licensed I think 5 tracks for digital and the 2CD set has 15. I pre-ordered mine already.
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 1 July 2019 18:59 (two months ago) link
did they do the thing again where there is vinyl-exclusive content ?
― budo jeru, Monday, 1 July 2019 19:05 (two months ago) link
oh it's the other way around this time (14 vinyl tracks, 15 CD tracks)
― budo jeru, Monday, 1 July 2019 19:08 (two months ago) link
This Hiroshi Suzuki album keeps coming up on my youtube recommendations - and according to this guy lots of other people's.
Few albums better illustrate the magic of YouTube as a music platform...
And it's pretty great, even more when I realised the fellow was playing the trobone.
There's one other album on discogs but seems to be very little else.
― Ned Trifle X, Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:12 (yesterday) link
― calzino, Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:15 (yesterday) link
I haven't seen Cat on my recs list for a while since I stopped doing J music deep dives, however, I still get Plastic Love by Mariya Takeuchi all the time, it's up to 12m hits, insanity.
― Maresn3st, Sunday, 22 September 2019 20:13 (yesterday) link
27 million actually. Crazy.
― Ned Trifle X, Sunday, 22 September 2019 22:13 (yesterday) link