Free Jazz in Japan: A Personal History


Public Bath Press, 2018. Softcover, 367pp., 6 x 8.25 inches


Soejima Teruto was a writer who fell in love with free jazz and devoted his life to it as promoter, critic, label owner, tour organizer, and much more. This personal memoir, originally published in 2002 now translated into English for the first time, recounts the history of free jazz in Japan beginning in the 1960s through the 1990s. Introduction by Otomo Yoshihide.