Toshiyuki Miyama 〜 Monterey Jazz Festival(1974)

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Toshiyuki Miyama and New Herd appeared in 17th Monterey Jazz Festival.

They achieved the overwhelming success.

Their performance had been communicated to US by Leonard Feather.

I will summarize his report below.

’’Friday night Toshiyuki Miyama and New Herd appeared in Monterey.

Foreign big band played a leading role in US major jazz festival.

Until now jazz critics said:”Japanese jazz band imitate real jazz in US”

But they would have comprehended that their recognition was an mistake.

[…]

To final song,they played Pithecanthropus Erectus ,Mingus work arranged by Norio Maeda.

Many audiences were still sitting in a chair as they were almost nailed.

They stood up in unison and then were standing operation.’’

[Leonard Feather:Mon Sept 23, 1974 Los Angels Times]
Dizzy Gillespie with the Cal Tjader Quintet and Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd: Manteca

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