タグ別アーカイブ: Hideo Shiraki

The German MPS label(4)

 

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Fortunately, the Japanese jazz musician was also recorded in the MPS label.

Hideo Shiraki led the most famous Japanese jazz group of the early 60’s.

When he was invited to the 1965 Berlin Jazz Festival,he recorded
‘Cherry Blossom Song:the traditional SAKURA SAKURA’.

Please refer to ‘Project Description of MPS’.Go here

About Hideo Shiraki I was very impressed by JazzWax.Go here and here

In addition, please refer to my previous post about Shiraki Hideo.Go here

 

Art Blakey in Japan

When Art Blakey first visited to Japan,he was asked a commemorative photo from enthusiast.

He said “l am African American. Do you want to take a picture with me?”

The man was fit to willingly photo with him.

In those days or even nowdays Japanese jazz enthusiast respect African American.

They were told their live performance will be broadcast on radio station in Tokyo.

He and his members were greatly rouse.

Before returning home, He said:

“I’ve been traveling all world until now, In Japan I felt most deep impression in my mind.

They were listening to the eager to our performance.

Japanese jazz enthusiasts best for me.

Except African,they had been welcomed us as human beings.

After that, he repeated Japan tour until his verge of death.

He loved Japanese sake.

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He married to a Japanese woman and named “Taro” to his son.

He played drum battle with Japanese drummer Hideo Shiraki.

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About Hideo Shiraki,please refer to my past blog.

https://sugarfootstomp.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/hideo-shiraki/