MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行

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Pioneering Japanese free improvisation guitarist. Born 22 December 1932 in Tokyo, turned professional in 1951, and formed the first of many groups with the New Direction moniker in 1954. Was a leading member of every avant-garde movement in Japanese jazz from the fifties onwards. Towards the end of his life Takayanagi moved into complex 'Action Direct' works for tabletop guitar, tapes and electronics that verge on pure noise in their intent. Died 23 June 1991.

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... one of those extreme mavericks who combined virtuosity and extensive grasp of musical theory with radically atonal free-rock amp destruction, inspiring and pissing off contemporaries throughout the entirety of his forty-year career. Nicknamed 'Jojo' and infamous for his wantonly outcast broadsides, he was notably excommunicated without trial by the jazz community of the late '60s for having described them as 'a bunch of losers' in the press. Plotting a musical trajectory somewhere between the
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MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Flower Girl (aka The Smile I Love) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flower Girl (aka The Smile I Love)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Independence: Tread On Sure Ground album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Independence: Tread On Sure Ground
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 A Jazzy Profile of Jojo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Jazzy Profile of Jojo
Cool Jazz 1970
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Eclipse album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Eclipse
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Second Concept : Cool Jojo album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Second Concept : Cool Jojo
Cool Jazz 1980
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Lonely Woman album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Lonely Woman
Post Bop 1982
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 April Is The Cruellest Month album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
April Is The Cruellest Month
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Encounter and Improvisation (with Peter Kowald / Midorikawa Keiki) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Encounter and Improvisation (with Peter Kowald / Midorikawa Keiki)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012

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MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 解体的交感 / Kaitaiteki Koukan (with Kaoru Abe) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
解体的交感 / Kaitaiteki Koukan (with Kaoru Abe)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Ginparis Session album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Ginparis Session
Bop 1971
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Free Form Suite album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Free Form Suite
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Axis/Another Revolvable Thing Part 1 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Axis/Another Revolvable Thing Part 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Axis/Another Revolvable Thing Part 2 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Axis/Another Revolvable Thing Part 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 New Direction Unit: Live at Moers Festival album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
New Direction Unit: Live at Moers Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 850113 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
850113
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Experimental Performance (with John Zorn) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Experimental Performance (with John Zorn)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Action Direct album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Action Direct
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1987
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Inanimate Nature album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inanimate Nature
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1990
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 The Smile I Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Smile I Love
Latin Jazz 1992
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Reason for Being (with Nobuyoshi Ino) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Reason for Being (with Nobuyoshi Ino)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 New Direction: Call in Question album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Direction: Call in Question
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 New Direction: Live Independence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Direction: Live Independence
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 El Pulso (as Loco Takayanagi y Les Pobres) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
El Pulso (as Loco Takayanagi y Les Pobres)
Latin Jazz 1995
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 解体的交感 (Deconstructive Communication) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
解体的交感 (Deconstructive Communication)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Mass Projection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mass Projection
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Gradually Projection (with Kaoru Abe) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Gradually Projection (with Kaoru Abe)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Three Improvised Variations On A Theme Of Qadhafi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Improvised Variations On A Theme Of Qadhafi
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2002
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Dislocation album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Dislocation
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Lonely Woman Live album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Lonely Woman Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Mass Hysterism in Another Situation album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Mass Hysterism in Another Situation
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Complete 2.50 | 1 ratings
Complete "La Grima"
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 ライブ・アット・タロー (Live At Taro) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
ライブ・アット・タロー (Live At Taro)
Cool Jazz 2008
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Archive 1 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Archive 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Second Concept : Second Concept album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Second Concept : Second Concept
Cool Jazz 2009
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Meta Improvisation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meta Improvisation
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 ソロ (Guitar Solo) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
ソロ (Guitar Solo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Archive 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Archive 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Angry Waves  Vol.1 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Angry Waves Vol.1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Angry Waves Vol.2 album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Angry Waves Vol.2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 ライヴ・アット・ジャズベッド / Live At Jazzbed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
ライヴ・アット・ジャズベッド / Live At Jazzbed
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 Masayuki Takayanagi & Kaoru Abe : Station'70 (ステーション '70) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Masayuki Takayanagi & Kaoru Abe : Station'70 (ステーション '70)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020
MASAYUKI TAKAYANAGI 高柳昌行 ライブ・アット・フリーダム / Live At Freedom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
ライブ・アット・フリーダム / Live At Freedom
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020

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Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
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Masayuki Takayanagi, Nobuyoshi Ino : The Complete Works Of Jojo: Jazz 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009

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