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Bridging the Gap ~ March 4th, 2021: Golden Era of Japanese Jazz (1960s-1980s)

Tsutomu "Ben" Nishizawa

BBE Records recently released J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan. It's an excellent compilation featuring rare recordings from the height of Japan's jazz era, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tonight, we will hear some tracks off this release, and from other well-respected Japanese jazz musicians... some from my personal record collection.

DJ Mr. Nick highlighted the first volume of BBE Records J Jazz compilation series a couple years back, which you can find the playlist to here.

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Aisha was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. She developed an ear for music at a young age, listening to her parents' playlist of Japanese and Western tunes. She also started to play the violin at age nine.
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