Improvised Music from Japan

Liner Notes of Toshimaru Nakamura's CD Side Guitar

The title "side guitar" has nothing to do with the style of music which is presented on this disc. The term was used in the 1960s-70s, referring to a guitar part and/or a guitarist accompanying a lead guitarist or a singer in a pop/rock group. I assume this use of the term was peculiar to Japan. So...Japanglish? However, I always wished to become a "side" guitarist when I was a teenager.

Toshimaru Nakamura