Teruto, Soejima - Free Jazz In Japan: A Personal History
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Free Jazz In Japan: A Personal History
Nara, Japan: Public Bath Press, 2019.
5 12/16 x 8 4/16".
This book, the only history of free jazz in Japan,
has been reprinted many times in Japan
and is finally available to readers overseas in English translation.
From its earliest stirrings in the 1960s
until it reached international recognition in the 1970s
and after, free jazz in Japan is a unique music
that has found its perfect scribe.
Teruto Soejima was a writer who fell in love with a music
and devoted his life to it as promoter, critic, label owner,
tour organiser, and much more.
Introduction by Otomo Yoshihide.
All new photos in this edition,
none used from the original Japanese volume.
Following the action from Tokyo's Shinjuku district
to the Moers Festival in West Germany,
Soejima's book covers musicians
like Kaoru Abe, Masayuki Takayanagi,
Masahiko Satoh, Mototeru Takagi,
Chisato Yamada, Ritsu Fukushi,
Masahiko Togashi, Sabu Toyozumi,
Korean saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan and more.