Mt.Fuji Jazz Festival is one of the top jazz festival in Japan started in 1986 with so many memorial big events and performances.
“Tribute” is as well. In 1991, there was a special, tribute to Art Blakey (1919-1990), participated by Terumasa Hino (cor) and Shigeharu Mukai (tb).
Terumasa Hino: cor
Art Blakey was one of the top pro-Japanese musicians. His first visit to Japan in 1961 was very important historical event for Japanese jazz boom. Actually he himself got very high impact by Japanese people hot welcome, which was lasted until 1990, especially at his summer jazz festival participation.