March 13, 2016
My mother’s parents had managed a wholesaling medicine in Osaka.
They had deal with Awamura clinic at Asashiobashi in Osaka.
My mother’s young brother was the sales staff of his clinic.
Some years ago, I asked to my uncle about Doctor Awamura.
My uncle said:”he was in quiet doctor,and he always read a foreign book.”
Awamura clinic was closed ,then my uncle had not met with the doctor.
When I was high school, I have heard his voice from late-night jazz program in FM Osaka.
I rememberd Mr.Awamura’s voice was small, but I can not remember the content of the program.
Because I was a jazz beginner, I could not understand content of the program.
His record commentary statement has been supported from the avid jazz fan even now.
He had a strict opinion on jazz record of Japan.
Below, please enjoy the ’Awamura tune’ [粟村節].
“I can not praise the value of this work,because I do not interest the work of jazzman of Japan.
If we discusse a Jazz on a global level,I admire only Toshiko Akiyoshi.
From a long time ago and even now,’she is a woman with guts ‘.”
“Even at the point in time in 1972,the author is stubborn jazz fan.
Accordingly,I can not evaluate jazz record of Japan.
I listened Joe Bushukin and Buck Clayton for the first time in a long time.
I increasingly the decision to stick to hold my opinions.”