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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
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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
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MOTOTERU TAKAGI At Man-Bou album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Man-Bou
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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

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