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Shotaro Moriyasu(6)

February 20.2016

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Bibliography:’He Played Like a Breeze Through Our Lives’:The Life of the Genius Jazz Pianist Moriyasu Shotaro
The Author:Sakae Ueda

In those days , it is said that Jazzmusician was doing drugs at a considerable frequency.

Probraly Moriyasu also might have done drugs.

In his later years Moriyasu was a complete manic-depressive illness.

September 1956 , Moriyasu played at jazz cafe “Duet” in Shibuya.

At that night he made a dive suicide in the Yamanote Line Meguro Station.

The cause of his suicide was unknown forever.

If he was alive,what happened to Japan’s jazz scene?

It does not know anyone.

However,Japanese has a duty to convey the contribution of Moriyasu Shotaro.

The whole world jazz fan appreciated his playing on ‘YouTube’.

What a wonderful world!

Shotaro Moriyasu(5)

February 19.2016

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When he find a novel code,even in the middle of the night,he had played a big sound on the piano.

His concept about music was severe.

He might have high ideals, such as if he could have noble mind.

To quote the words that he was well-liked,

“In jazz, brass instrument is a man, reed instrument is woman.

The role of the rhythm section make a place for dating of men and women of love.

The rhthm section absolutely must not interfere with two people of love.”

Also he told about solo parformance to Eiji Kitamura who was japanese clarinettist.

“You must use your physical completely.

At that time you are conscious of a great ideas in your head.

When you become in poor condition,a good idea flash into your mind.

You must take care of those flash.

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February 18.2016

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Practice method of piano MoriTamotsu was interesting.

A finger tarining was stood a finger.

Both arms muscle were training by the ‘Pickles stone’.

Both arms muscle were training by iron array.

His fingers were training with a box of sand.

Because he had known significance of shoulder and arm ,and finger for pianist.

When talking about Moriyasu,his acrobatics performance was a famous topic.

He was a piano in the back ,and sat down under piano.

He stretch out his both arm, and place his fingers on the keyboard, and play.

They were all the placement of the finger reverse.

He mastered the acrobatics performance by practice.
He played always the acrobatics in his live stage.
Why he was such a thing?

For manic depression, when he came to the manic state, he showed off the acrobatics.

Also to please the customer, he played the acrobatics by himself.

His friends stopped his whimsy, but he had been continued stubbornly.

Manic depression seemed to have affected his health.

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February 17.2016

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At that time, Sadao Watanabe was 21 years old.

He was nine years younger than Moriyasu.

Moriyasu loved Watanabe as his favorite pupil.

The idol of Watanabe was Charlie Parker.

Watanabe had been listening in desperately Bird’s solo.

Unfortunately,he was not able to scacely understand Bird’s solo.

He could not caught chord progression and harmony.

On the one hand Moriyasu had listened to the Bird’s solo from the speakers of the jazz cafe ,and wrote down all chord progression and harmony at an music sheet.

After a few days, Watanabe received musical score from Moriyasu.

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Toshiko Akiyosi was talking about Moriyasu.

“We were not knowing well each other.
There was not the fact I had cried at the funeral.
I never got the musical score from Moriyasu.
Rather I was better to give the musical score to other musician.”

The author has interviewed other musicians except Akiyoshi.

At the time Akiyoshi was still immature about piano technique.
Her technique was a considerable difference than Moriyasu.
Received the news of Moriyasu suicide, she was crying was the fact.
She called him “older brother” with adoring.
She had been get musical score from Moriyasu.

 

 

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February 16.2016

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When he would start to play,he did not tell the song name.

Other pianists did not try to change him.

Also all saxophonists were not in the same league as him.

So,they did not keep up with his complexity chord progression.

The performance of Moriyasu Shotaro never go down in history except “Mocambo Sessions”

There was tenor saxophonist named Akira Miyazawa.

Akira Miyazawa said:”Compared with my childish sax tenar play, Moriyasu Shotaro was terrific.
I was trembling with fear all over because his piano playing was improvisation such as out of the fire.”

Other players were continued to follow Moriyasu desperately.

This jam session was definitely the essence of modern jazz.

Creativity and improvisation were characteristic in Jazz.

50 years ago Moriyasu Shotaro had realized the most high level in modern jazz.