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I got to know other musicians up in the Bay Area—Russel Baba and other people who were involved with Tanaka Sensei. And as a result, I ended up getting to know Tanaka Sensei, too. Actually, when he came to LA for a little gig, he would call me up, and I would go play fue with him. There was a closeness in that community, especially early when there weren’t that many players around. Yeah. Very close connection between the communities in Los Angeles—New York actually—and Los Angeles and San Francisco that I always had a place to stay somewhere in San Francisco. Or if I went to New York, somebody would open up their apartment or home on very short notice as a kind of sharing.

Date: December 10, 2004
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Art Hansen, Sojin Kim
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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