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Sawada, Shungo (<i>born</i> 1930), guitarist, leader

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, 10 Feb 1930). Japanese guitarist and leader. He took up guitar at the age of 12, spent much time listening to jazz on the radio, and then began playing at military bases, where, in 1957, he took lessons from a former member of Chico Hamilton’s band. A pioneer of modern jazz guitar in Japan, he formed the group Double Beats in 1954 and from 1966 led a quintet; Shotaro

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