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Masayuki Takayanagi

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Recorded in 1975 for ESP Disk, but not released until 1991 and then only in Japan. 

https://blankformseditions.bandcamp.com/album/april-is-the-cruellest-month

This Japanese guitarist is new to me; a fascinating listen for $7 via Bandcamp.  Three tracks that build nicely; the 3rd track ("My Friend, Blood Shaking My Heart") is a 20-minute squall.  

If your sinuses need clearing, you may want to check this out.

 

 

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11 hours ago, ctuck1 said:

Recorded in 1975 for ESP Disk, but not released until 1991 and then only in Japan.

And it was reissued in 2007 on CD - again in Japan only. Some copies came with a CDr containing a later solo track from 1985.

However - it gets my highest recommendation.

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Thanks for bringing this up. Available on Spotify too. His work with Kaoru Abe is worth checking out (not for the faint of heart!). 

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On 7.6.2019 at 11:19 PM, Д.Д. said:

His work with Kaoru Abe is worth checking out (not for the faint of heart!). 

But if one is able to withstand and enjoy Abe's playing (or Takayanagi's for that matter) one is on the safe side regarding mental health - IMHO.

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"Squall" is not one of my favorite sounds.

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I didn't know this was being reissued. Too bad I don't really buy vinyl anymore. Might (?) have to make an exception in this case.

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This too.

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A Japanese TV documentary from 1981 (no English subtitles, but you can guess).  Takayanagi plays "All The Things You Are" duo with Sadao Watanabe.  It is quite rare.

 

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Thanks for sharing that. The end of the video cuts to Takayanagi in the hospital?

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This is really interesting footage and it's new to me. I assume that is Kohsuke Mine on tenor? 

Big fan of Takayanagi and I'm glad some of this material is being rediscovered, remastered, and reissued. The Station '70 box sounds great. I was just listening to the Moers '80 LP the other day and was reminded of how each album was an innovation in some way over what came before. 

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Looks like Mine to me around 2:30...

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I didn’t know that they played together. Are there any records?

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Takayanagi is on Sadao Watanabe's self titled 1972 LP for CBS. It's a ripper.

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