Record, レコード

I was able to listen to my recording of Humoresque on record from when I was 8 years old accompanied by my father on the piano. I am thankful for my parents for saving this for all these years after so many moves. It was really neat to listen to it with my son, 8Continue reading “Record, レコード”

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My Name, 名前

My father named me, Toru, after a famous Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) who composed November Steps which features Shakuhachi and Biwa with Orchestra. My father, Kokichi, is really interested in Jazz, and you might think that there is no connection between a classical composer and jazz, but Toru Takemitsu wrote about Jazz theory inContinue reading “My Name, 名前”