Free Jazz in Japan - A Personal History by Soejima Teruto

Public Bath Press


Free Jazz in Japan: A Personal History by Soejima Teruto, introduction by Otomo Yoshihide / ISBN 9784990863654 / a 367-page paperback, 5.88 x 8.25 inches, published by Public Bath Press (from Japan, though their books are in English)


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. Soejima Teruto was a writer who fell in love with a music and devoted his life to it as promoter, critic, label owner, tour organizer, and much more. All new photos in this edition, none used from the original Japanese volume. If you like jazz at all, if you like the unique voices of Japan at all, this book will open your ears to many sounds you haven't heard, or heard of, before.

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