Katherine Whatley

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Delving into a century of Japanese sound

Music Aug 27, 2019

Delving into a century of Japanese sound

Robert Millis has been playing guitar, making music from field recordings and old records, and making compilations of music from all around Asia for decades. The musician and sound artist has also written books and made movies and sound installations about music and old recordings. ...

Sadao Watanabe, Japan's godfather of jazz, passes on his wisdom

Music Jun 25, 2019

Sadao Watanabe, Japan's godfather of jazz, passes on his wisdom

Before he became one of Japan's best-loved jazz musicians, saxophone player Sadao Watanabe was one of the first Japanese musicians to study in the United States. As a young man he studied at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. "Back then, the journey was long. ...