Extractions: Fred Frith - guitar Fred Frith, composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist, has situated himself for more than thirty years in the area where rock music and new music meet. Co-founder of the British under-ground band Henry Cow (1968-78), he moved to New York in the late seventies and came into contact with many of the musicians with whom he's since been associated, including, for example, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Tom Cora, Zeena Parkins, and Bob Ostertag.
Maria João - Aki Takase aki takase pianist,composer Born in Japan, grew up in Tokyo, lessonsofpiano since she was 3 years old, later onstudies of music http://mariajoao.oninet.pt/english/takasee.html
Extractions: Born in Japan, grew up in Tokyo, lessons ofpiano since she was 3 years old, later onstudies of music at Tohogakuen Music University. Started her professional career as piano player and composer, worked together with many famous Japanese musicians, founded her first own trio. Since 1978 several stays in the USA. Many concerts and recordings with David Liebman, Lester Bowie, Joe Henderson, Cecil McBee, Sheila Jordan, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen. 1981 first concert in Germany at Jazzfestival Berlin/Philharmonie. Intensive work with Alexander von Schlippenbach and other musicians of the European New Jazz. Many very successful project with David Murray, Tokio Stringquartet, Nobuyoshi Ino and Berlin Contemporary Orchestra. Aki Takase was playing with Maria João in Duo from 1988 until 1994; concerts in nearly all important international jazz festivals (Moers, Montreux, Berlin, Firenze, Perpignan, Mulhouse, Stuttgart, Molde, Oslo, Tokio, Montréal, Athen, a.o.). In 1994 she toured with the ex-Coltrane musicians Rashed Ali and Reggie Workman, founded a septet with Japanese musicians (European tour and recording during the fall 1994, concerts at Berlin and Leverkusen Jazzfestivals), created music for a string quartet (tour with Tristan Honsinger a.o. during the fall of 1995) and continued her solo and duo (with Alexander von Schlippenbach) performances.
TAKASE AKI INF. I also mentioned Jhaveri's comments about a new Japanese female pianist, and soonit was clear that takase aki had a new project and the debut of a septet had http://www.shinseido.co.jp/omagatoki/eng_ohp/master/takaseak.html
Extractions: W N ow we come to this CD, which was recorded in the studio of a German radio station in Berlin after the tour concluded on October 10th. I have a feeling this recording was scheduled to take place under the best conditions after a complete warm up during the tour. Takase Aki previously recorded a CD with ENJA Records of Germany, but for this album she has chosen the OMAGATOKI label of Japan. It appears to have been strongly recommended by two of the members, Katayama Hiroaki and Hayashi Eiichi who have already released albums under this label. I am only stating the facts, and almost all of the space has been used up already, but since this album is the maiden recording of this septet and it will earn a place in history, I wanted to make the background as clear as possible. As you can see, if you are a jazz fan the historical facts are more important than anything else. The music speaks for itself - therefore a music critic does not have to go into detail regarding his sentiments about the music. I n conclusion, I'd like to add a few words for those who have not yet seen the performance of this septet. I believe that the giant masters of music in history would all agree with me when I state that band leaders are concerned with how they can let the members of their band (whom they have dragged into their own personal amusement park!) express themselves freely and how they can showcase their individual personalities. Think of Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, Gill Evans, Miles Davis - each band has its own sound, yet provides a venue for each member to express their full personality. Takase Aki's septet is the 90's expression of this ideal. Following the tradition of jazz, she has pulled together an ensemble from a free, easy, and broad vanguard of jazz players who have rounded out the Republic of Jazzmen.
AkiTakase Japanese pianist and componist, living in Germany; includes biography, CDs, projects. http://www.akitakase.com/htdocs/
Extractions: Christine Wodrascka (piano), Ramon Lopez (drums) Takase, Karayorgis and Wodrascka are all firm-handed pianists who take jazz seriously. The first two owe something two Monk who doesn't? but their languages are quite different despite some superficial similarities; Wodrascka is more distant from the jazz tradition, but this is still very much jazz music rather than something else. Riley is, if course, an established player with an international reputation; while comparisons with the younger players are unfair, there's clearly some common ground here among them all. Takase is all over the keyboard; she has more Cecil Taylor in her playing than first appears. There are none of the great galloping chromatic runs which pianists employ so liberally these days, however, and it's the older man's sense of jazz harmony which seems to have made an impact on Takase. The fifteen improvisations here are freewheeling and rather wild for the most part, but the complete confidence of touch which powers them along is wedded to a cunning thematic approach to developing material and one never feels that the music is slipping away from her.
Aki Takase pianist,composer. aki takase was playing with Maria Joao in Duo from 1988 until1994; concerts in nearly all important international jazz festivals (Moers http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Opera/7358/takasee.htm
Extractions: Started her professional career as piano player and composer, worked together with many famous Japanese musicians, founded her first own trio. Since 1978 several stays in the USA. Many concerts and recordings with David Liebman, Lester Bowie, Joe Henderson, Cecil McBee, Sheila Jordan, Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen. 1981 first concert in Germany at Jazzfestival Berlin/Philharmonie. Intensive work with Alexander von Schlippenbach and other musicians of the European New Jazz. Many very successful project with David Murray, Tokio Stringquartet, Nobuyoshi Ino and Berlin Contemporary Orchestra. Aki Takase was playing with Maria Joao in Duo from 1988 until 1994; concerts in nearly all important international jazz festivals (Moers, Montreux, Berlin, Firenze, Perpignan, Mulhouse, Stuttgart, Molde, Oslo, Tokio, Montréal, Athen, a.o.). Im 1994 she toured with the ex-Coltrane musicians Rashed Ali and Reggie Workman, founded a septet with Japanese musicians (European tour and recording during the fall 1994, concerts at Berlin and Leverkusen Jazzfestivals), created music for a string quartet (tour with Tristan Honsinger a.o. during the fall of 1995) and continued her solo and duo (with Alexander von Schlippenbach) performances. Taken from the "European Jazz Network"
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Monkish In Germany pianist/composer Alexander von Schlippenbach with a Japanese bassist Ino Nobuyoshiand Sunny Murray. Ino has often played with Schlippenbach's wife takase aki http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~songbook/monk/germany.html
Extractions: NA,NA,NA,NA...IST DAS DER WEG? PANNONICA THE MORLOCKS EVIDENCE YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS TALES OF SOMETHING MISTERIOSO CHAPELURE JAPONAISE ASK ME NOW This is a duo album by a couple of pianist. There are 4 Monk's compositions ,and PANNONICA is solo by Schlippenbach and only Takase plays on ASK ME NOW . Others are compositions by Schlippenbach, Takase and Frank Zappa. This duo inquire into closely Monk on contemporary pianism with techniques including prepared and inner playing. It's impressive performance for me. Enja 1997 CD 9104-2 Alexander von Schlippenbach : Piano BYE-YA COMING ON THE HUDSON LOCOMOTIVE WORK ... LIGHT BLUE This is a Monk collection by a Germany pianist/composer Alexander von Schlippenbach with a Japanese bassist Ino Nobuyoshi and Sunny Murray. Ino has often played with Schlippenbach's wife Takase Aki for long time. Moreover, his motifs arise as if born of themselves; self-perpetuating melodic lines and thematic thoughts in a free atonality, that allow playing outside the form, just as they also permit a return to the form. First, cautious steps on the way to imporivisation - more over an abstraction of the thematic though than over the changes. There are musically-grounded impulses that lead particular pieces in this direction.
Rezension_Klang Und Texte takase, aki Japanese pianist living in Germany; a pianist of many facets, Ms. takase is equally at home with classical and jazz. http://www.akitakase.com/klang.html
Extractions: l. Ja, fuer Momente scheint es so, als verhuelfe jede der anderen dazu, eigene Talente erst recht auszuspielen. Thomas Linden, Koelnische Rundschau, 29. Januar 2002 ueber die Veranstaltung am 25. Januar 2002 im Japanisches Kulturinstitut Koeln Jazz und Lyrik furios Matthias R. Entress am 16. Mai 2001in der Berliner Morgenpost ueber eine Veranstaltung am 14. Mai 2001 im Berliner Tacheles Foto: back
Extractions: A Authentic Recordings - courtesy of Kenny Bullock firstname.lastname@example.org Contemporary Recordings Ben Sidran / The Cat and the Hat (Horizon)1979 Ronnie Mathews / Song for Leslie (Red) 1980 Muhal Richard Abrams / Interpretations of Monk (Soundscape/DIW) 1981/1991 Giorgio Gaslini plays Monk (Soul Note) 1981 Benny Wallace Plays Monk (ENJA) 1981 posted by Bohbin Himanashini Joe Henderson / The Street Of The Tenor Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1(BLUE NOTE) 1985 posted by Bohbin Himanashini Jan Kaspersen Trio / Memories of Monk (Olufsen) 1986/1994 Tommy Flanagan / Thelonica (Enja) 1987 posted by Ingemar Johansson Anthony Braxton / Six Monk's Compositions (Black Saint) 1988 Walter Davis Jr./ In Walked Thelonious (Mapleshade) 1990
Extractions: about submit item become an editor feedback the entire directory only in this category Top Instruments Keyboard Piano ... Pianists : T A B C D ... Takase, Aki - Japanese pianist living in Germany; a pianist of many facets, Ms. Takase is equally at home with classical and jazz. For the last several years she's been engaged in a series of projects with a number of outstanding musicians of both genres, principally in Berlin where she has resided since 1987. Her website includes a biography, discography, and a current list of projects in both Japanese and English. Teissonnière, Gerardo - Regarded by critics as "an artist of extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility", GerardoTeissonnière performs to international acclaim in recital and as soloist with orchestras in major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. His website includes reviews, biography, concert and contact information. Site available for viewing in English, French, and Spanish. He also furnishes a guestbook for visitors to sign. Thibaudet, Jean-Yves (b.1961)
Extractions: Pianist Aki Takase (Japan), violinist Aleksander Kolkowski (England) and drummer Tony Buck (Australia) embark upon a series of abstracts that often elicits notions of the avant-garde cinema. Hence, the music is visual, yet undeniably ethereal in scope. As the trios moniker, Dempa signifies the Japanese word for electrical wave. With this release, the musicians integrate live electronics among other instruments and methodologies into the mix. They abide by a dynamic improvisational approach, teeming with weird effects and a credo that seemingly demands a plethora of subtle surprises. Moreover, they intersperse sequences of humor into the grand scheme of things. And an overall gait that might spark visions of a shifting weathervane caught up in a pattern of turbulent crosswinds. On Nine Fragments, Ms. Takase melds off kilter stride piano with imprecise excerpts from the Gershwin songbook. While the musicians also integrate otherworldly sounds with spoken word. A study in contrasts for sure, however the band also touches upon chamber and free jazz in addition to pursuing frenetic three-way discourses. The overall strangeness of this recording is topped off by the musicians lighthearted approach amid a jumble of unanticipated thematic excursions. Recommended
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Aki Takase - Discography George Lewis (tb) aki takase (p) Voyage (interactive computer pianist) Recordingby Hrólfur Vagnsson on Nov 13, 2001 during the 'Total Music Meeting' in http://www.a30a.com/aki/aki_detc.html
Extractions: Larry Porters Berlin Trio plays original compositions of exceptional harmonic beauty with an openness that allows for a maximum of interplay. These three musicians strive to exploit the essence of the triangle where each point is connected to the others. Whether exploring sublime ballads or dancing through sophisticated altered blues, the trio sustains a crystalline tension, creates an entire spectrum of atmospheres, and pushes the boundaries of traditional jazz form. listen to a sample: The Circle Is Unbroken (Larry Porter) LARRY PORTER - piano JOHANNES FINK - bass Born February 28, 1964 in Erlangen, Germany into a musical family; his father is a jazz pianist. Johannes began lessons in 1969 and over the years studied piano, drums, jazz guitar, cello, and double bass. Now a freelance musician in Berlin, he keeps busy with CD productions, recordings for radio and television, and live concerts in America, Asia and all over Europe. He has worked with Marc Ducret, Lee Konitz, François Théberge, Herb Robertson, Tim Berne, Ack van Rooyen, Marty Cook, Adam Pieronczyk, Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall, Allan Praskin, John Betsch, and many others. OLIVER STEIDLE - drums Born in Nürnberg in 1975. Oliver started learning drums in 1986 and eventually studied at the Nürnberg Music Conservatory. He was the winner of two German music competitions in 1998 and 1999 and played concerts and radio and television productions with Lutz Häffner, Johannes Fink, Thomas Fink, Rudi Mahall, John Schröder and Peter Weniger. He moved to Berlin in 2000 and is currently a member of Das Rosa Rauschen (Felix Wahnschaffe) and Der Rote Bereich (Frank Möbus and Rudi Mahall), which has recorded the CD Risky Business for ACT Records.