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ARTIST
TITLE
Improvised Music from Japan 2004
FORMAT
BOOK/2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
IMJ 304%2F5 IMJ 304/5
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/13/2004

"Here's Issue 2 of the annual periodical covering the improvised music scene in Japan. It's packed with artist interviews, musician-penned articles, essays by music critics, and CD reviews -- all in both English and Japanese. At a total of 192 pages, it's 30 pages fatter than Issue 1. Featured artists are Tetsu Saitoh, Michel Doneda, Kazue Sawai, Kazuo Imai, Aki Onda, Yumiko Tanaka, Samm Bennett, Tetuzi Akiyama, Haco, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Ami Yoshida, Masahiko Okura, Sachiko M, Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, Luc Ferrari, Kang Tae Hwan, Park Je Chun, and Mi Yeon. All but one of the recordings on the attached CDs are previously unreleased. The 20 tracks (10 per disc) are by Four Color (Keiichi Sugimoto), Masahiko Okura, Shuichi Chino, Samm Bennett, Tetuzi Akiyama/Martin Ng, Yumiko Tanaka, Han Bennink/Kazuo Imai, Une Chance pour l'Ombre (Michel Doneda/Tetsu Saitoh/Kazue Sawai/Kazuo Imai/Le Quan Ninh), Optrum (Yoichiro Shin/Atsuhiro Ito), Naoaki Miyamoto, Sachiko M/Toshimaru Nakamura/Otomo Yoshihide, Mi Yeon, Park Je Chun, and Kang Tae Hwan."