Tokyo Tangents with Masaaki Hara

Early ’70s Japanese Jazz

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121 minsFirst aired 26 Sep 2018
Artwork by Henrik Büren

We dive into two hours of jazz from Japan, finding music from Masabumi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Fukumura and Takeru Muraoka Quartet.

Masaaki Hara dives into the era of early ’70s Japanese jazz, when musicians returned from America and started searching for their own style back home. As it was one of the most popular genres of the time, some jazz artists from this era were well-received in Europe and the US, and began to experiment with a fusion of electrified sounds and traditional instruments.

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