BEYOND THE SAKURA WALTZ

Reflections on the encounter between German and Japanese jazz, 1962–1985

Authors

  • Andrew W. Hurley

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v8i4.28689

Keywords:

jazz, Post-war Japan, Post-war Germany, cultural resilience, syncretism

Abstract

Andrew Hurley has written previously for Perfect Beat with an article examining jazz links between Indonesia and Germany (v8n1). The article in this issue explores relationships between jazz in Japan and West Germany, after noting a series of interesting parallels in society and changes experienced in the post-war era in both countries. In examining encounters between jazz musicians from the two countries, and the use of traditional Japanese instruments and styles, important observations are made about cultural resilience and syncretism.

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Published

2015-10-03

How to Cite

Hurley, A. (2015). BEYOND THE SAKURA WALTZ: Reflections on the encounter between German and Japanese jazz, 1962–1985. Perfect Beat, 8(4), 25–43. https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v8i4.28689

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