I do not know how many Will Lee fans in Japan remember PIONEER TVCF, “I BELIEVE IN LOVE” (1980)
Sorry I myself are fuzzy if remember it, because my direct encounter to Will Lee for the first time was Sadao Watanabe, Rendezvous, 1984, much later than 1980.
Then, when Will Lee visited Japan for the first time ?
It was in 1981 that “24 Street Band” visited Japan and performed “I Believed in Love”.
Therefore, we are forced to consider of the sharp eyes of PIONEER to assign him at that time and maybe also strength of Japan’s electronics industries…(long time ago….)
In any way, after that Will Lee visited Japan so often. In fact there are so many musicians who love Japan, probably due to Japanese fan’s warm welcome. It should be strength of Japan needs to be maintained for long!) However, Will Lee should be on the top of it.
I don’t know if other musicians have posted such a video…!
Performances with several partners in Japan;
Akiko Yano—- Just had a club performance in Osaka and Tokyo for Akiko Yano Trio
Will Lee(b), Akiko Yano (p&vo) and Chris Parker (ds)
Aug 15 and 16 at Billboard Osaka and Aug 19,20,22 and 23 at Blue Note Tokyo
I think it should be the common impression after enjoying Will Lee’s performance on the stage that “HOW CAREFULL AND WARM WILL LEE’S ATTENTION TO AUDIENCES!!”
Thank you, Japan by Will Lee
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Thank you very much, Will Lee by Japanese fans