Hideto Kanai (金井 英人, Kanai Hideto, March 17, 1931 – April 8, 2011) was a Japanese jazz double-bassist. He was born in Tokyo.
Kanai began playing bass in 1950, joining Fumio Nanri's ensemble the following year. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde collective Shinseiki Ongaku Kenkyusyo, co-founded the Jazz Academy, and was the leader of Kings Lore Orchestra from 1966 to 1974. Among those who were associated with Kanai's scene were Terumasa Hino, Takeshi Inomata, Masabumi Kikuchi, Norio Maeda, Masayuki Takayanagi, Masahiko Togashi, Sadao Watanabe, Yosuke Yamashita and Allan Praskin. In 1984 he cofounded the Japanese Bass Players Club with Isao Suzuki.
Kanai died on April 8, 2011.
Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto is a Grammy Award-winning Japanese guitarist, producer, arranger, composer, singer and songwriter. In addition to being the guitarist and lead composer for the rock duo B'z, the best-selling music act in their native Japan, he has also had a successful solo career. He is only the fifth guitarist in the world to have his own Gibson signature model guitar. The instrumental album Take Your Pick (2010) made in collaboration with Larry Carlton won an award for the Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
Alphonso Johnson is an American jazz bassist active since the early 1970s. Johnson was a member of the influential jazz fusion group Weather Report from 1973 to 1975, and has performed and recorded with numerous high-profile rock and jazz acts including Santana, Phil Collins, members of the Grateful Dead, and Chet Baker.
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The Okinawa Open was a men's professional golf tournament that was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. It was played each December from 2002 to 2005 and counted as the first official money event of the following season for both tours, that is for example the 2005 event was part of the 2006 season. The first two events were sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour only, and co-sanctioning began in 2004. It was the only co-sanctioned event on the Japan Golf Tour. The Asian Tour also co-sanctions several events with the European Tour. The prize fund was US$830,000 each of the first two years.
Hideto Tanihara is a Japanese professional golfer. He has won 14 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour.
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The JCB Classic was an annual Japan Golf Tour event. In recent years the tournament had been held in the end of May. It was first played in 1972. The event has been hosted on various courses in Miyagi Prefecture. The 2007 course was the Hananomori Golf Club and the prize fund was ¥100,000,000 with ¥20,000,000 going to the winner.
The NST Niigata Open was a Japan Golf Tour event from 1982 to 2004. It was played on different courses in Niigata almost every year. The tournament record of 264(-24) was set in 2001 at Nakajo Golf Club.
Takashi Kanai is a Japanese football player for Nagoya Grampus.
Michael Peter Balzary, known professionally as Flea, is an Australian-American musician and actor. He is best known as a founding member and the bassist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and has appeared on every album released by the band. Flea briefly appeared as the bassist for such bands as What Is This?, Fear, and Jane's Addiction. He has performed with rock supergroups Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface, and Rocket Juice & the Moon, and collaborated with the Mars Volta, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Alanis Morissette, and Young MC. Flea also performed live with Nirvana in 1993 playing the trumpet.
Three Blind Mice is a Japanese jazz record label founded in June 1970 as a showcase for Japan's emerging jazz performers. It has produced more than 130 albums have been released since. So far they have won the Jazz Disc Award five times in Japan. Produced by Takeshi Fujii (producer) and often recorded by the Yoshihiko Kannari, TBM created jazz records by Japanese players since the 1970s and became known for its audiophile sound quality. TBM's records captured a very important, vibrant era in the development of Japanese jazz. Stars like Isao Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, George Kawaguchi, Terumasa Hino and Mari Nakamoto recorded their very first albums with the label. Artists also include Shuko Mizuno's "Jazz Orchestra '73", Toshiyuko Miyama and Masaru Imada.
Hideto Aki is a Japanese adult video (AV) director who has directed more than 300 movies since 1998.
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