Deep Jazz From Japan – WaxPoetics Feature
‘Japanese jazz has a different soul to American jazz.” “You could never have that political frisson, that charge, that undertow, that weight that’s always there in American jazz. It can’t exist. It’s unique to the Black American experience.’
‘By the late ’60s they’d started to make some pretty far-out music. And that’s where our compilation really starts.’… Tony Higgins
“This collection of music, culled from the personal archives of co-compilers Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, showcases some of the heaviest and best examples of Japan’s rarely recognized, homegrown, modern jazz scene. In their collision, these two endeavors offer a glimpse into a little known and fast fading musical world.”
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