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Otsuka, George (<i>born</i> 1937), drummer

Kazunori Sugiyama

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Tokyo, 6 April 1937). Japanese drummer. Self-taught, he took up drums while working as an assistant for bands, made his professional début with Sadao Watanabe’s Cozy Quartet in the late 1950s, and rose to popularity as a member of Hidehiko Matsumoto’s quartet (1961–4). In 1965 he formed a successful trio featuring the pianist Hideo Ichikawa and recorded with Roy Haynes as guest drummer; in 1970 he toured Japan in the

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