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Part music history, part cultural meditation, part travel narrative, Jazz Journeys to Japan is the first book to address the experiences of individual players -- Japanese jazz greats such as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Masahiko Satoh, Makoto Ozone, and Yosuke Yamashita.

William Minor navigates the converging streams of Western music and Eastern tradition, revealing through interviews
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Hardcover, 386 pages
Published January 20th 2004 by University of Michigan Press
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Julie Graham
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Do you love Jazz? Ever been to Japan? Ever want to go? Even if you said no to all three, after reading this book you'll be booking your next ticket to Tokyo. Minor does an excellent job of not only describing in intimate detail the current jazz scene in Nippon, but also of showing how jazz heloed marry the American and Japanese cultures together beginning in WWII. Fascinating!
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This is another book I was using for a research paper, and it definitely served its purpose well. Didn't read all the way through it, but what I did read seemed good. maybe I'll go back to it if I have more time in the future.
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William Minor was originally trained as a visual artist (Pratt Institute and U.C.-Berkeley), and exhibited woodcut prints and paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and other museums and galleries. His woodcut prints incorporated the text of Russian, Modern Greek, and Japanese poetry--which he also translated.

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