In 1972, Morita Kazuyoshi had drifted from job to job. Then, he met a jazz musician in Fukuoka, Japan. The man liked Morita, and a drinking group included the man decided to invite him to Tokyo. In Tokyo, Morita was loved by a popular manga artist, Akatsuka Fujio. Under producing of Akatsuka, he had polished up his performance skills. And Kuroyanagi Tetsuko found him interesting. Kuroyanagi invited him to a famous TV program, Tetsuko no Heya though he was just a salaried worker at that time. Thus, he entered the show business field.
Released on Oct. 24 2008
Originally Released in 1969
Student activities and political fights were more furious at the time than these days in Japan. A part of Waseda University was blocked with some barricade and there Yamashita Yosuke Trio played jazz. Dancing Kojiki is a record of that incident.
The sound is not just nostalgic or so. A party of madness would be listened to. Playing piano with his elbows, it is peculiarity of his play, is recorded of course. Not just madness or fever at the time, the recorded music makes us relaxed because their performance is very marvelous as jazz music.
If you liked to know Japanese jazz deeper or tried to get Japanese modern history, Dancing Kojiki is the very album. Now in cardboard jackets, it is on sale.