タグ別アーカイブ: Shotaro Moriyasu

Akira Miyazawa

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Yesterday I posted about Lester’s tenor saxophone.
Today I post about Miyazawa’s saxophone in Japan.
His saxophone is exhibited in ‘OSAMU UCHIDA JAZZ COLLECTION’ in Okazaki City,Aichi Prefecture,in Japan.Go here
He played clarinet in the Army Toyama School military band.
After discharge from the army,he began to play tenor  and played in the clubs of the US military Demobilization.
In 1953 August, Tsuyoshi Ueda(b) organized legend Quartet ‘The Four Sounds’ with Shotaro Moriyasu(p),Akira Miyazawa(ts), Shoji Hiraoka(ds) .
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In those days Hampton Hawes had been visited Japan as a member of the military band.
Hampton had played with Japanese musicians.
When Hampton was listening to the performance of ‘The Four Sounds’,
Hampton said:”There is terrific jazz band in Japan”.
Dr.Uchida said:”Moriyasu and Miyazawa were beginning to form their own style,
and their perfomance was tremendous’’.
The following video is Osamu Uchida recording room.

Toshiko Akiyoshi(4)

March 31,2016

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When talking about Toshiko Akiyoshi, we must not forget two Japanese jazz musicians.

Shotaro Moriyasu was death at a young age,and I posted in the past about him.

please refer to my past blog.Go here

Sadao Watanabe has been active in jazz player even now.

In 1953,he was participating in Toshiko Akiyoshi’s cozy quartet.

After that ,please refer to his website.Go here

In addition,about an initial of Toshiko Akiyoshi, please refer to the JazzWax.

 

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I found her recent activities.Go here

Shotaro Moriyasu(1)

Yesterday, I was taught Website to become a reference from ‘JazzWax.’

http://www.jazzarcheology.com

Shotaro Moriyasu had been posted on this site.

This week I would like to post about Shotaro Moriyasu.

Bibliography:’He Played Like a Breeze Through Our Lives’:The Life of the Genius Jazz Pianist Moriyasu Shotaro
「そして、風が走りぬけて行った―天才ジャズピアニスト・守安祥太郎の生涯」

The Author:Sakae Ueda(植田紗加栄)

Once upon a time, there was a jazz club called ’Mocambo’ in Yokohama Isezakicho.

July 27, 1954, Jam session of legend was held in Mocambo.
A lot of visitor have gathered and famous jazz performers were also set.

Toshiko Akiyoshi, Sadao Watanabe, Akira Miyazawa,and others.

They had been played an exciting sesssion all night long.

Hampton Hawes had also came to this session.

He was stationed in Japan in the military service at that time.
This session had become the album called “Mocambo session of legend”.

Speaking of 1954 even in USA, modern jazz had not been completed.

Swing music was mainstream in Japan.

However, ‘state-of-the-art modern jazz ‘ had been played in Mocambo.

Because there was a terrific pianist on the spot.
He was anyway pull the whole performance.

Precisely because he played in Mocambo,

“Session at the Mocambo” had become a legend.

After one year and two months “Mocambo Session”, he took his own life.

Terrific pianist had cut off his genius talent forever.