On this VERY special program, Mr. OK Jazz & DJ Otsuka interview jazz legend Billy Harper!
Billy spoke from his home in NYC via Zoom on a whole range of subjects including:
The Cookers band, growing up in Texas, spiritual music, recording for Japanese labels, his version of Japanese folk tune ‘Soran Bushi’, rare only in Japan albums, and more. Includes a special message from DJ Otsuka to Billy!
Research for this program in Japanese and questions prepared by DJ Otsuka; interview conducted in English by Mr. OK Jazz
00:00 – 03:05 / The Cookers – ‘Somalia’
08:16 – 10:40 / ‘Thine Is The Glory’
19:48 – 21:57 / ‘Soran Bushi, B.H.’
30:45 -43:47 / ‘Croquet Ballet’