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Aki Takase

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Born in Japan, lessons of piano since 3 years old, later on studies of music at Tohogakuen Music University. Since 1978 several stays in the USA. Many concerts & recordings in Japan with Dave Liebman, Lester Bowie, Joe Henderson, Cecil McBee. 1981 first concert in Germany at Jazzfestival Berlin/Philharmonie. Since 1987 live in Berlin. Intensive work with Alex von Schlippenbach (Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra) and other musicians of the European New Jazz. (Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, Han Bennink, Tony Oxley...) In Duo with Maria Joao(1987-1994), with David Murray. in Trio with Rashed Ali and Reggie Workman. in Stringquartet (tour with Tristan Honsinger a.o.) Since 1996 play in Duo with Rudi Mahall.

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Jazz Women From All Over The World

Read "Jazz Women From All Over The World" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This program features female jazz musicians from foreign countries such as Satoko Fujii, Hedvig Mollestad, and Nelly Pouget as well as Americans like Catherine Russell, Maria Schneider and Jamie Baum. The opening seconds of the introduction are cut off on this show but all the music is intact. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't ...

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Mathis Picard, Deanna Witkowski, Aki Takase, Anna Webber & More New Releases

Read "Mathis Picard, Deanna Witkowski, Aki Takase, Anna Webber & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Modern piano rooted in the tradition, timeless playful tongue-in cheek elegance, and two tributes to the great Herbie Nichols in this set.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Mathis Picard feat. Savannah Harris “Woodland Fantasy [Live]" Live at the Museum (Outside In) 0:16 Host talks 5:43 ...

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Ingrid Laubrock and Andy Milne: Fragile

Read "Fragile" reviewed by Troy Dostert


In 2019, tenor & soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock began for Intakt Records a series of duo recordings with leading pianists . The first two instalments paired her with Aki Takase (Kasumi) and Kris Davis (Blood Moon), both sensible choices as Takase and Davis have long been fixtures in avant-garde jazz, traveling in the same circles as ...

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Solos & Duets: Dave Rimpus, Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson, Mingus and more

Read "Solos & Duets: Dave Rimpus, Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson, Mingus and more" reviewed by David Brown


In a duo performance, musicians become instrumental equals. The interchange of ideas and flow of music is like a conversation. And for the artist who performs solo, there is no place to hide. Today, we present a smorgasbord of solo and duo performances from Coleman Hawkins to Colin Stetson, Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson to Duke ...

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Bach-in-Jazz + Concertos & Suites from Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Read "Bach-in-Jazz + Concertos & Suites from Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk" reviewed by David Brown


Bach-in-jazz tunes from Ornette Coleman, Aki Takase and Bud Powell and we'll sample “Promises" an electro-acoustic symphonic masterpiece from Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders.' Then, Yusef Lateef's “Symphonic Blues Suite," Rahsaan Roland Kirk's “Saxophone Concerto," and finally the Exploding Star Orchestra. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music ...

Album

Auge

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Last Winter; Drops Of Light; Are Eyes Open; No Tears; The Pillow Book; Face Of the Bass; Calcagno; Out Of Sight; While In Rome; Motion In the Ocean; And If Not, Why Not; Underfelt; Who's Going To Bell The Cat?; The Ends Justify the Means.

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Article: Year in Review

Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The top jazz recordings of 2021, in the order in which they were encountered... Aki Takase / Christian Weber / Michael Griener Auge Intakt Records The ever mercurial Japanese-born, Berlin-based pianist Aki Takase presents her take on the piano trio. Teaming with bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener, she ...

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Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break

Read "Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Like Haitian-drums? Drummer Ches Smith does and he taps into the Voudo rhythm and spirit of Haiti on his new Path Of Seven Colors. Like Bob Dylan's music? The German quartet Absolutely Sweet Marie tackles nothing but; their third volume, Wherever You Roam, is just out and there are a some tunes from that featured. What ...

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Silke Everhard Trio: Being The Up And Down

Read "Being The Up And Down" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Sometimes one must pass through the flames to get free. That thought has shadowed the career of Silke Eberhard. The saxophonist has been consumed with the firebrands Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman for years now. She has recorded Dolphy's complete oeuvre with her band Potsa Lotsa, both in small and large configurations. Covered Mingus ...


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