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Takagi, Mototeru Quartet

Live At Little John, Yokohama 1999 [VINYL]

Takagi, Mototeru Quartet: Live At Little John, Yokohama 1999 [VINYL] (NoBusiness)

Three reed & wind players and a drummer, from Japanese saxophonist Mototeru Takagi's collective free improvising quartet with fellow saxophonist Susumu Kongo, Nao Takeuchi on tenor sax plus flute & bass clarinet, and drummer Shota Koyama, recorded live in 1999 at Little John in Yokohama, Japan for three well-paced conversations of weaving winds and rhythmic intervention.
 

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Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBLP 146
Squidco Product Code: 30989

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: LP
Recorded live at Little John, in Yokohama, Japan, on September 25th, 1999, by Nao Takeuchi and Susumu Kongo.


Personnel:

Mototeru Takagi-tenor saxophone

Susumu Kongo-tenor saxophone

Nao Takeuchi-tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet

Shota Koyama-drums

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"Mototeru Takagi (高木元輝) (28 December 1941 - December 2002) was a Japanese tenor saxophone player, known for playing in a distinctive and powerful free jazz style. He played with many of the most important Japanese free groups and musicians during the seventies, such as ESSG and those of Masahiko Togashi, Motoharu Yoshizawa and Masayuki Takayanagi.

Takagi was born in Osaka in 1941, but grew up in Yokohama. During his younger years, he spent time in the bands of players like Charlie Ishiguro and Hisashi Sakurai, but only really began developing his distinctive free style when he joined the Motoharu Yoshizawa Trio in 1968. The following year he joined Togashi's Quartet and ESSG. After Togashi's accident, Takagi played briefly with Masayuki Takayangi's New Direction Unit and in a duo with percussionist Sabu Toyozumi. From November 1973 he spent one year playing in France, returning to Japan in November 1974.

Takagi recorded very few albums as a leader over the course of his career, but he was highly valued as a collaborator by many Japanese jazz, rock and avant-garde musicians."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mototeru_Takagi)
11/30/2022

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. Yokohama Iseazaki Town (Short Version) 8:07

2. Yokohama Yamashita Town 12:06

SIDE B



1. Yokohama Yamate Town 20:34
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Three reed & wind players and a drummer from Japanese saxophonist Mototeru Takagi's collective free improvising quartet with fellow saxophonist Susumu Kongo, Nao Takeuchi on tenor sax plus flute & bass clarinet, and drummer Shota Koyama, recorded live in 1999 at Little John in Yokohama, Japan for three well-paced conversations of weaving winds and rhythmic intervention.

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