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”


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”