Shungo Sawada

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Shungo Sawada ( Japanese 澤 田 駿 吾 , Sawada Shungo ; born February 10, 1930 in Ehime Prefecture ; † August 28, 2006 in Tokyo Prefecture ) was a Japanese jazz musician ( guitar ).

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Sawada started playing the guitar at age twelve and spent a lot of time listening to music on the radio. In his early twenties he performed in the clubs of the US military bases in Japan. In 1954 he founded his own group Double Beats ; In 1957 he received lessons from a former member of Chico Hamilton's band .

In the mid 1960s he led a quintet . His sidemen included Shōtarō Moriyasu , Norio Maeda , Akitoshi Igarashi and Motohiko Hino . He brought Terumasa Hino , Akira Miyazawa , Takeru Muraoka , Konosuke Saijo and singer Kayoko Ishu to his The Modern Jazz All-Stars , with whom he recorded a Bossa Nova album in 1968 . He continued to accompany American musicians such as Stan Getz , Dizzy Gillespie , Benny Goodman , Thad Jones , Helen Merrill , Oscar Peterson and Sonny Stitt . With the group Ace 7 he also presented music in the area of easy listening . In 1972 he founded the Elec label . In the 1980s he also worked with the Wind Breakers (which included Donald Bailey ), with whom he also presented an album with singer Miki Satō in 1981 . He later taught at Roots College of Music in Tokyo. In the field of jazz he was involved in 35 recording sessions between 1957 and 1997, most recently in the compilation Jazz Guitarists Who's Who Vol. 1 .

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  1. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed December 11, 2017)