Though the occupation forces did not purposefully use FEN as a means for propaganda, they were aware of its popularity with young Japanese people. Thanks to FEN, a generation became enamored with American music and the optimism, freedom and individualism that American pop culture encouraged. So listening to popular American songs was very different. That was the first time I understood the impact of Western culture.
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Watanabe says the American troops themselves were also inspiring. They were so cool, unlike the Japanese soldiers. I was so enamored. After a few lessons, Watanabe formed a band with his classmates. Then, because so few musicians owned instruments, dance halls hired Watanabe to sit on stage and look good with his instrument, without playing. I followed those players around. Horn of plenty: Sadao Watanabe is known for his work in jazz, but also plays Brazilian bossa nova.
Watanabe made his way to Tokyo and took up the alto sax and began LP) music seriously. Soon he met Akiyoshi and performed in her band. Akiyoshi, discovered by pianist Oscar Peterson, would soon travel to Berklee College of Music to study jazz. I was so lucky. I worked hard to get into the world, but I was so lucky to have met her. They told me to work hard. I kept that in mind and, with a realization that I might not see them anytime soon, I knew I had to work hard.
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