AKIRA MIYAZAWA

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Japanese jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. Born December 6, 1927 in Matsumoto, Nagano; died July 6, 2000.

The name Akira Miyazawa, rarely if ever, appears in jazz reference books, at least not in ones available in North America. Other than some sites selling his CDs, the internet does not offer much about the saxophonist. This is a shame since his recordings tell the story of an accomplished musician whose work has remained intriguing and fresh after almost four decades.

Akira Miyazawa/ Four Units reveals a unique and talented musician whose work deserves better and more widespread recognition. Miyazawa sounds like Sonny Rollins on tenor but with slightly less bite in his tone. He only plays a little flute which, however, is not that memorable. Pianist Masahiko Satoh demonstrates strong classical sensibilities. Drummer Masahiko Togashi - who sounds a bit like Elvin Jones - and bassist Yasuo Arakawa have a unique rapport
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AKIRA MIYAZAWA Now's The Time (aka Love For Sale) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now's The Time (aka Love For Sale)
Hard Bop 1967
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Hoshi O Minaide Go Go Sax Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hoshi O Minaide Go Go Sax Vol. 3
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1968
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Musical Play In Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musical Play In Jazz
Hard Bop 1969
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Miyazawa Aki & Midnight Movers : Midnight Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Miyazawa Aki & Midnight Movers : Midnight Series
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1969
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Bull Trout album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bull Trout
Hard Bop 1969
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Akira Miyazawa/Masahiko Sato/Masahiko Togashi/Yasuo Arakawa : Four Units album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Akira Miyazawa/Masahiko Sato/Masahiko Togashi/Yasuo Arakawa : Four Units
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Kiso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kiso
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
AKIRA MIYAZAWA The Season Of Love - Mood Kayoo Best Hits Vol. 10 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Season Of Love - Mood Kayoo Best Hits Vol. 10
Bossa Nova 1977
AKIRA MIYAZAWA My Piccolo: Live At Nagoya Yamaha Jazz Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Piccolo: Live At Nagoya Yamaha Jazz Club
Post Bop 1981
AKIRA MIYAZAWA On Green Dolphin Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Green Dolphin Street
Hard Bop 1982
AKIRA MIYAZAWA 'Round Midnight - Amazing Jazz Ballad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Round Midnight - Amazing Jazz Ballad
Post Bop 1985
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Noyuri album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Noyuri
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1992

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AKIRA MIYAZAWA Nijimasu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nijimasu
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970

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AKIRA MIYAZAWA 山女魚 / Yamame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
山女魚 / Yamame
Hard Bop 1962
AKIRA MIYAZAWA Sea Horse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sea Horse
Hard Bop 2002

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