MOTOTERU TAKAGI

Avant-Garde Jazz • Japan
Jazz music community with review and forums
MOTOTERU TAKAGI picture
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
read more...
Thanks to snobb for the addition

MOTOTERU TAKAGI Online Videos

See all MOTOTERU TAKAGI videos

Buy MOTOTERU TAKAGI music

Amazon (logo)
Solo-Fukutsu No Tami by MOTOTERU TAKAGI (2015-07-01)Solo-Fukutsu No Tami by MOTOTERU TAKAGI (2015-07-01)
Imports
$63.49
$70.27 (used)
Solo-Fukutsu No TamiSolo-Fukutsu No Tami
Universal 2015
$29.02
$30.78 (used)
Mosura FreightMosura Freight
Imports 2015
$124.49
Showing 3 items | Cache expiring in 39h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

MOTOTERU TAKAGI Discography

MOTOTERU TAKAGI albums / top albums

MOTOTERU TAKAGI EPs & splits

MOTOTERU TAKAGI live albums

MOTOTERU TAKAGI Takagi Et Kako Quartet : Jazz A Maison De Japon, Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Takagi Et Kako Quartet : Jazz A Maison De Japon, Paris
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
MOTOTERU TAKAGI Mosura Freight! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mosura Freight!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MOTOTERU TAKAGI Evolution Ensemble Unity ‎: Concrete Voices album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolution Ensemble Unity ‎: Concrete Voices
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
MOTOTERU TAKAGI Lee Won Hui + Kikuchi Kōji : Grow (as  Lee Won Hui) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lee Won Hui + Kikuchi Kōji : Grow (as Lee Won Hui)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
MOTOTERU TAKAGI 2001.07.06 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2001.07.06
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MOTOTERU TAKAGI 2002 11 Feb. at Kuku album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2002 11 Feb. at Kuku
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MOTOTERU TAKAGI At Man-Bou album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Man-Bou
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MOTOTERU TAKAGI Solo At Makaya Temple album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo At Makaya Temple
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
MOTOTERU TAKAGI The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: Solo Improvisation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The People United Will Never Be Defeated!: Solo Improvisation
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015

MOTOTERU TAKAGI demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MOTOTERU TAKAGI re-issues & compilations

MOTOTERU TAKAGI singles (0)

MOTOTERU TAKAGI movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

MOTOTERU TAKAGI Reviews

No MOTOTERU TAKAGI music reviews posted yet.

MOTOTERU TAKAGI Movies Reviews

No MOTOTERU TAKAGI movie reviews posted yet.

MOTOTERU TAKAGI Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Hope Big Band
GAST WALTZING
Buy this album from MMA partners
Brazilian Whispers Latin Jazz
ANDREA BRACHFELD
Buy this album from MMA partners
Into The Light Pop/Art Song/Folk
KEN NAVARRO
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Ken Navarro "Into The Light"
KEN NAVARRO
js· 8 hours ago
Mr. Millennial's Revenge
NICK DI MARIA
js· 8 hours ago
THE J.B.'S * MORE MESS ON MY THING
THE J.B.'S
js· 1 day ago
Mercury
GABRIELE MITELLI
js· 1 day ago
Domestic Harmony: Piket Plays Mintz
ROBERTA PIKET
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us