Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart within (Jazz Perspectives)

Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart within (Jazz Perspectives)

By: William Minor (author)Hardback

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Part music history, part cultural meditation, part travel narrative, Jazz Journeys to Japan is the first book to address the experiences of individual players -- Japanese jazz greats such as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Masahiko Satoh, Makoto Ozone, and Yosuke Yamashita.William Minor navigates the converging streams of Western music and Eastern tradition, revealing through interviews with musicians, critics, and producers the unique synthesis that results from this convergence. And, turning conventional wisdom on its ear, he disproves the widely held notion that Japanese jazz artists don't "swing." Along the way, we experience Minor's growing appreciation of Japanese culture, which mirrors his subjects' discovery of American jazz.William Minor's previous books include "Unzipped Souls: A Jazz Journey through the Soviet Union," and "Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years." He has written for "Downbeat," "Jazz Times," "Jazz Notes," "Coda," and "Swing Journal."

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Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780472113453
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780472113453
  • weight: 798
  • ISBN10: 0472113453

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