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Fusion Japan

Jazz and all it's periphery in Japan!

Boris Skerath

on 16 December 2010

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Fusion Japan Fusion Japan ジャズ。一体何のことでしょう。 Ontstaan eind 19de eeuw in Afro-Amerikaanse gemeenschappen in de Verenigde Staten. Evolutie door de tijd heen Evolutie door verschillende subgenre's ≠ Jazz werd in Japan, net zoals het ijzer en het brons in de Yayoi-periode, in één keer geïntroduceerd aan het begin van de 20ste eeuw. "Een geschiedenis van Japan; van samurai tot soft power." Willy Vande Walle, 2007. Leuven, Acco. (p25) En won al snel aan populariteit. Na een decennium (onsuccesvol) van onderdrukking als "vijandige muziek" tijdens de 2de Wereldoorlog, kwam jazz in volle populariteit terug. Satoru Oda, tenor saxophonist. (born 27 September 1927)
http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/oda-satoru Fumio Nanri (南里 文夫) (24 December, 1910 – 4 August, 1975) was a jazz trumpeter nicknamed the "Satchmo of Japan" by Louis Armstrong. He was one of Japan's first jazz musicians to become known outside his native country.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumio_Nanri Toshiko Akiyoshi (秋吉 敏子) (born 12 December, 1929) is a Japanese American jazz pianist, composer/arranger and bandleader. Among a very few successful female instrumentalists of her generation in jazz, she is also recognized as a major figure in jazz composition. Discovered by Oscar Peterson.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiko_Akiyoshi Sadao Watanabe (渡辺 貞夫) (born 1 February, 1933)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadao_Watanabe_%28musician%29 "Less than three decades after an official wartime government ban, Japan was internationally renowned as “jazz heaven”, a place where
underappreciated American and even European artists could record and gig in a climate of
respect, historical awareness, and quiet awe." "Localizing Jazz and Globalizing Identities in Japan"
E. Taylor Atkins, November 1, 2003. Department of History, Northern Illinois University.
http://jfjzen.free.fr/downloads/Atkins-TEAC.pdf Authenticiteit "After decades of suffering a reputation as singularly imitative and unimaginative poseurs, a handful of Japanese jazz artists emerged in the sixties and seventies who developed national and international reputations as original and uninhibited improvisors and
composers." "Localizing Jazz and Globalizing Identities in Japan"
E. Taylor Atkins, November 1, 2003. Department of History, Northern Illinois University.
http://jfjzen.free.fr/downloads/Atkins-TEAC.pdf "Japanese Jazz was born in the 60s and represents a uniquely Japanese expression." "Blue Nippon: authenticating jazz in Japan"
E. Taylor Atkins, 2001. Duke University Press.
http://books.google.nl/books?id=xCFPL5svwhQC&dq=blue+nippon&source=gbs_navlinks_s Fusion Japan Acid blues
Acid jazz
Asian American jazz
Avant-garde jazz
Bossa nova
Calypso jazz
Cape jazz
Chamber jazz
Continental Jazz
Cool jazz
Crossover jazz
Ethno jazz
European free jazz
Free funk
Free improvisation
Free jazz
Gypsy jazz
Hard bop
Jazz blues
Jazz fusion
Jazz rap
Jazz rock
Latin jazz
Mainstream jazz
Modal jazz
Neo-bop jazz
Novelty ragtime
Nu jazz
Orchestral jazz
Punk jazz
Ska jazz
Smooth jazz
Soul jazz
Stride jazz
Straight-ahead jazz
Third stream
Urban jazz
Vocal jazz Hideo Shiraki (白木秀雄) (1 January 1933 - 31 August 1972) was a Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader, best known for his work in the 1950s and 1960s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Shiraki Periferie: Fusion japan = jazz heeft invloed op andere genre's en vice versa. rap, hip hop, j-pop, Rnb, j-rock, film- en animemuziek, ... ジ

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よ バンド Kazumi Watanabe (渡辺香津美) October 14, 1953 Chosen Best Jazzman 24 times in a row by Swing Journal's annual poll.
Instrument: guitar Kazumi Watanabe has released over 30 studio, live and compilation albums, and several DVDs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazumi_Watanabe sources Ryo Kawasaki
(川崎燎) jazz fusion guitarist
hard bop and jazz-rock. notable for fluency & sometimes hard-hitting style. Instruments: guitars, keyboards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Kawasaki
sources “The Fusion Golden Era” (1970s-1990s) Yōsuke Yamashita (山下 洋輔)
jazz pianist, composer, essayist, writer February 26, 1942(age 68) Imperial Medal of Honor by the Japanese government for his contributions to the arts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8Dsuke_Yamashita
sources T-Square http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-Square_%28band%29
sources Years active: 1978 - Present current members:
Masahiro Andoh (Guitar)
Takeshi Itoh (Sax, EWI)
Keizoh Kawano (Keyboard)
Satoshi Bandoh(Drums)
Shingo Tanaka (Bass) Takeshi Itoh (伊東たけ) Masahiro Andoh (安藤まさひろ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Itoh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masahiro_Andoh

Masato Honda http://www.ciao-ciao-ciao.com/

本田雅人 (producer, composer)
Instrument: saxophone, flute, EWI,...) jazz fusion
very famous Casiopea Years active: 1976 - 2006 jazz fusion
very famous released over 35 albums famous band members Tetsuo Sakurai on bass Akira Jimbo on drums http://www.tetsuosakurai.com/ http://akira-jimbo.uh-oh.jp/ “Evolving Jazz in an Evolving Society” (1990s-2000s) DIMENSION 23 albums to date consisting only of 3 main members, others are guest members http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casiopea sources Takashi Masuzaki(Guitar)
Akira Onozuka(Keyboards)
Kazuki Katsuta(saxophone) http://dimension-tokyo.jp/
sources since 1992 “Everyone Jazz Everywhere Anything: Modern Jazz” (2000s-now) ft. Motoharu from Soil & Pimp Sessions! Cro-Magnon Guitar, Bass - Tsuyoshi Kosuga
Keyboards - Takumi Kaneko
Drums - Shigekazu Otake http://www.cro-magnon.jp/ source Lots of heavy keyboards from Cro-Magnon – Fender Rhodes and other funky keys, laid out beautifully in a set of well-crafted grooves! The styles here change up nicely – straight funk to club jazz and more – featuring contributions from Roy Ayers, John Pressley, and members of Soil & Pimp Sessions – plus vocals from Twigy and Mika Arisaka! Hiromi Uehara!
(上原ひろみ) known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as jazz, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions Born: March 26, 1979 (age 31) energetic live performance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Uehara
sources jazz composer and pianist Jazztronik "Jazztronik" is a group by pianist Ryota Nozaki that does not have fixed members.

Major debut was in June 2003, with the album "Horizon”

His regular DJ parties in Tokyo like "Jazztronica!!" @ The ROOM, and "Love Tribe" @ AIR TOKYO is always crowded with Tokyo's VIPs and party people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazztronik
sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasimode_%28band%29 sources Years active 2006 - present "a modern return to the jazz from the 60s and 70s" Quasimode Yusuke Hirado, piano & keys
Takahiro "matzz" Matsuoka, percussion
Kazuhiro Sunaga, bass
Sohnosuke Imaizumi, drums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaori_Kobayashi sources Kaori Kobayashi
(小林 香織) Born: October 20, 1981 (age 29) Years active: 2005–present Soil & "Pimp" Sessions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil_%26_%22Pimp%22_Sessions sources extremely energetic Japanese club jazz band specialized in live performance six members:
Shacho ("agitator")
Tabu Zombie (trumpet)
Motoharu (sax)
Josei (keyboards)
Akita Goldman (double bass)
Midorin (drums). Years active: 2004–present first unsigned band to perform at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival azz http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=11187 http://www.kazumiwatanabe.net/ http://www.ryokawasaki.com/ http://www.satellitesrecords.com/artists/kawasaki.html
http://www.jamrice.co.jp/yosuke/index.html http://www.tsquare.jp/free/index.html http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~far_east/t-square.htm http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIMENSION http://www.myspace.com/dimensiontokyo http://www.hiromimusic.com/ http://jazztronik.com/ http://www.myspace.com/jazztronikvocalselection http://quasimode.jp/quasimode_Official_Web_Site/Top.html
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