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June 22, 2011


You know about the whole "jazz kissa" scene in Japan the 70s and 80s? People just sitting around in a club listening to records. Otomo Yoshihide speaks of it reverently.

His teacher, Masayuki Takayanagi, along with compatriots Kaoru Abe, Masahiko Togashi, and others, were really at the forefront of jazz innovation in their time, sometimes evolving in isolation from American and European developments, other times responding to them very quickly.

Kosugi and his Group Ongaku and Taj Mahal Travelers ensembles were even more aggressively experimental, and Kosugi's involvement with Fluxus is one of the earliest East-West music movement unifications that I know of. Nam June Paik also was part of Fluxus, with more regard to contemporary classical.

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