February 2, 2020

杉井幸一 = Koichi Sugii* ‎– サロン・ミュージック集 = Salon Music 1938-1941

King Records ‎– BRIDGE 123/124 2CD 05 Jul 2009

I have heard some music of Koichi Sugi before, from sold out compilations, this is a new compilation that should do him justice. Knowing Japanes...

October 26, 2019

Something I never realized is that Hawaii since the early 20st century knew a relative large group of Japanese immigrants in its region who also mixed with locals. 

Wikipedia: "The Japanese in Hawaii (simply Japanese or Local Japanese, rarely Kepani) are the second lar...

June 25, 2016

Sachal Music    Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble: 

Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto (JAP,2013)****

Violin virtuoso Meg Okura, also founder of the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble (-not to confuse with the free jazz ensemble with ancient instruments, and...

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