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Frenemy Music? Jazz and the Aural Imaginary in Wartime Japan
(Memoria e Ricerca: Rivista di storia contemporanea, 2018-05)
In my 2001 book Blue Nippon: "Authenticating Jazz in Japan", I argued that despite an attempted «total jazz ban», the music survived as «salon/light music» or «hidden jazz», and that musicians from the interwar jazz age ...