AKI TAKASE

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While remaining steeped in the musical traditions of her native Japan, pianist and composer Aki Takase emerged as one of the most versatile figures in contemporary jazz, her work running the gamut from conventional structures and harmonies to complete abstraction. Born in Osaka on January 26, 1948, and raised in Tokyo, she received her first piano lessons at the age of three, going on to study at Tohogakuen Music University. Influenced by the work of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus, Takase soon turned to improvisation, and in 1971 was regularly performing professionally; by the age of 25, she was already leading her own groups. In 1978, she first traveled to the U.S., and later recorded with Dave Liebman; in 1981, she also journeyed to Europe, where she and her trio played the Berlin Jazz Festival. By 1982, Takase was regularly in the studio, leading such dates as A.B.C. read more...
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AKI TAKASE Aki Takase Trio : Aki album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aki Takase Trio : Aki
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
AKI TAKASE Minerva's Owl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Minerva's Owl
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
AKI TAKASE ABC album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
ABC
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
AKI TAKASE Perdido album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perdido
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
AKI TAKASE Jazzperanto (with Jana Koubková) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzperanto (with Jana Koubková)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
AKI TAKASE Blue Monk (with David Murray) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Blue Monk (with David Murray)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
AKI TAKASE Oriental Express album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oriental Express
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
AKI TAKASE Duet For Eric Dolphy (with Rudi Mahall) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duet For Eric Dolphy (with Rudi Mahall)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
AKI TAKASE Le Cahier Du Bal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le Cahier Du Bal
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
AKI TAKASE St. Louis Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
St. Louis Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
AKI TAKASE News From Berlin (with Konrad Bauer) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
News From Berlin (with Konrad Bauer)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
AKI TAKASE Dempa – Nine Fragments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dempa – Nine Fragments
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
AKI TAKASE The Dessert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dessert
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
AKI TAKASE Plays 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays "Fats" Waller
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
AKI TAKASE A Feast For Ears (with Haruna Miyake) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Feast For Ears (with Haruna Miyake)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
AKI TAKASE Ornette Coleman Anthology (with Silke Eberhard) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ornette Coleman Anthology (with Silke Eberhard)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
AKI TAKASE Something Sweet, Something Tender album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Something Sweet, Something Tender
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
AKI TAKASE Iron Wedding - Piano Duets (with Alexander von Schlippenbach) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Iron Wedding - Piano Duets (with Alexander von Schlippenbach)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
AKI TAKASE Tama (Aki Takase / Jan Roder / Oliver Steidle) ‎: Rolled Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tama (Aki Takase / Jan Roder / Oliver Steidle) ‎: Rolled Up
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
AKI TAKASE Yokohoma (with Louis Sclavis) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yokohoma (with Louis Sclavis)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
AKI TAKASE Evergreen (with Rudi Mahall) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evergreen (with Rudi Mahall)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
AKI TAKASE Aki Takase - Han Bennink: 2 For 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aki Takase - Han Bennink: 2 For 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
AKI TAKASE New Blues album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
New Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
AKI TAKASE My Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Ellington
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
AKI TAKASE Flying Soul album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Flying Soul
Third Stream 2014
AKI TAKASE Tama (Aki Takase, Jan Roder, Oliver Steidle) : Goldfish album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tama (Aki Takase, Jan Roder, Oliver Steidle) : Goldfish
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
AKI TAKASE Aki Takase · David Murray : Cherry - Sakura album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aki Takase · David Murray : Cherry - Sakura
Post Bop 2017
AKI TAKASE Aki Takase Japanic : Thema Prima album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aki Takase Japanic : Thema Prima
21st Century Modern 2019
AKI TAKASE Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall : Fifty Fifty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall : Fifty Fifty
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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AKI TAKASE Song For Hope album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Song For Hope
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
AKI TAKASE Teni Muho (with Nobuyoshi Ino) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Teni Muho (with Nobuyoshi Ino)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
AKI TAKASE Shima Shoka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shima Shoka
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
AKI TAKASE Close Up Of Japan album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Close Up Of Japan
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
AKI TAKASE Piano Duets • Live In Berlin 93/94 (with Alex von Schlippenbach) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Duets • Live In Berlin 93/94 (with Alex von Schlippenbach)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
AKI TAKASE Clapping Music  (with Reggie Workman, Sunny Murray) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clapping Music (with Reggie Workman, Sunny Murray)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
AKI TAKASE Procreation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Procreation
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
AKI TAKASE Tarantella album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Tarantella
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
AKI TAKASE Spring In Bangkok (with  Lauren Newton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spring In Bangkok (with Lauren Newton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
AKI TAKASE Live At Willisau Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Willisau Jazz Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
AKI TAKASE A Week Went By album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Week Went By
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
AKI TAKASE Beauty Is The Thing (with Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Axel Dörner) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beauty Is The Thing (with Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Axel Dörner)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
AKI TAKASE Plays Fats Waller In Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Fats Waller In Berlin
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
AKI TAKASE Aki Takase & Alexander von Schlippenbach : So Long, Eric! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aki Takase & Alexander von Schlippenbach : So Long, Eric!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
AKI TAKASE Hotel Zauberberg album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hotel Zauberberg
Third Stream 2015
AKI TAKASE Hokusai - Piano Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hokusai - Piano Solo
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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