In The Pocket 2020
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This episode starts with some slow funk, supplied via Redman's Elastic band and trumpeter Takuya Kuroda (with silky vocals from Jose James). Ezra Collective re-imagines Shorters "Footprints". From there lots of new music including solo Potter and vibist Ross. There is more too.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJoshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ MomentumTakuya Kuroda ~ Everybody Loves the Sunshine ~ Rising SonEzra Collective ~ Footprints ~ Blue Note Re:imaginedAllison Neale ~ Motion ~ Quietly ThereChris Potter ~ Mother of Waters ~ There is a TideJoel Ross ~ Gato's Gift ~ Who Are You?Warren Byrd ~ Smilin' in the Dark ~ Truth Raised TwiceStan Getz ~ Night in Tunisia ~ West Coast Jazz

Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
7 Stereotypes of Japanese Women
Tomoko, a manager at BearFoot Bar in downtown Sapporo, where we also recorded this episode, joins us on the podcast to talk about some stereotypes of Japanese women, such as wearing makeup from an early age, knowing how to cook, wearing short skirts in winter, and more. Tomoko is originally from Ibaraki, lived and worked in Australia for a short time, and has been living in Hokkaido since 2015. Past episodes that we mentioned in the show were about the Go To Travel campaign, and the one with Keiko where she talks about harassment in the work place. Check em out if you haven't already. Enjoy the show! Thanks to our sponsors: Bearfoot Bar 12 different types of Japanese made craft beers, both bottles and on tap. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Tapas style menu and burgers. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff. Open 7 days a week. Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. Why not pop in for a drink if you are in town! https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar The Red House Rusutsu Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, the restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/ Rusutsu Lodges Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, free pick up available from the bus stop, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com Hokkaido Guide Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out Hokkaido Guide.com for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today!  Website: https://www.voicesinjapan.com/ Follow us and check out our other content: https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/ https://www.instagram.com/voicesinjapan/ Get in touch:  voicesinjapan@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/voicesinjapan)
57 min
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast
Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
LJS 246: 5 Important Lessons I Learned From My Jazz Teachers
Welcome to episode 246 where today I discuss 5 lessons I learned from my jazz teachers that had a profound effect on my musicianship and mindset. Whether it's by example or by the actual words said, I've been lucky to study with some world-class teachers who taught me a lot. Here's some of the best stuff that I'll share with you. Listen to episode 246 I've had the great fortune of studying with some world-class musicians and jazz musicians over the years.  And I've learned so many lessons from these teachers that have not only impacted my jazz playing and the way I think about music but the way I actually think about life. Here in the US this week, we have a little holiday called Thanksgiving. Now, of course, this holiday is much more about just eating food and getting together with family and friends, but the basis of the holiday is to remind yourself what you are grateful for and thankful for.  I am thankful for some of these amazing lessons from these teachers that I'm about to share with you and I hope will have a positive impact on you as well.  In this episode: 1. A lesson about playing with passion from Justin Nielsen 2. A lesson about playing from where you are at from Bruce Forman 3. A lesson about the never-ending pursuit of learning from John Pattitucci 4. A lesson about utilzing jazz standards from Peter Bernstein 5. A lesson about your emotions from Vic Juris Important Links 1. LJS Inner Circle Membership
22 min
Deep Dive from The Japan Times
Deep Dive from The Japan Times
The Japan Times
74: Reimagining Japan’s post-pandemic tourism industry
Our guest today is Alex Kerr, best known for his books “Lost Japan” and “Dogs and Demons.” Through his work in Shikoku’s Iya Valley and Kyoto’s teahouse districts, Alex has become one of the country’s pioneers of new models of heritage-based and sustainable tourism.  On this episode we’ll be discussing what a sustainable future for Japan’s tourism could look like, and whether Covid-19 offers a space to reflect and reimagine the industry, or whether the country will regress to old habits and unsustainable practices as soon as it’s over.  Read more:  Foreign visitors drop 99% from year earlier for sixth straight month (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/10/21/national/foreign-visitors-japan-drop-99-september-6th-straight-month/) (The Japan Times) Getting the wheels back on Japan's travel industry (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2020/06/06/travel/tourism-industry-coronavirus/) (Alex Martin, The Japan Times) Tourism's effect on historic cities and sites in focus as global conference kicks off in Kyoto (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/12/12/national/tourism-effect-focus-at-kyoto-conference/) (Eric Johnston, The Japan Times) Japan is struggling to deal with the foreign tourism boom (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/05/05/national/media-national/japan-struggling-deal-foreign-tourism-boom/) (Philip Brasor, The Japan Times) Photo Essay: Tokyo without tourists (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/photo-essay-tokyo-without-tourists/) (Oscar Boyd, The Japan Times) Pandemic derails Abe's strategy to revive regional Japan with tourism (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/08/07/national/pandemic-derails-abes-strategy-revive-regional-japan-tourism/) (Reuters) On this episode:  Alex Kerr: Chiiori Trust (http://chiiori.org) | Website (http://alex-kerr.com) Oscar Boyd: Twitter (https://twitter.com/omhboyd) | Articles (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/author/oscar-boyd/) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/oscar.boyd/) Finding the Heart Sutra Alex Kerr's new book "Finding the Heart Sutra" will be published Nov. 26, 2020, by Penguin (https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/309436/finding-the-heart-sutra/9780241468456.html) . This book brings together Buddhist teaching, talks with friends and mentors, and acute cultural insights to probe the universe of thought contained within the "Heart Sutra." Announcements: Sign up to the Deep Dive mailing list and be notified every time a new episode comes out. Get in touch with us at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show! Rate us, review us and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback. This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times. Photo: Pre-pandemic, tourists walk along Matsubara-dori street approaching Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. | BLOOMBERG
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