Masayuki Takayanagi

Axis - Another Revolvable Thing Vols. 1 & 2 (BF-015/016)

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Axis - Another Revolvable Thing Vols. 1 & 2

Masayuki Takayanagi

Blankforms

769791976665

GEN 163970

BF-015/016

JAZZ

2

CD 24,78 €

Axis/Another Revolvable Thing is the second installment of Blank Forms’ archival reissues of the music of Japan’s eternal revolutionary Masayuki Takayanagi, following April is the cruellest month, a 1975 studio record by his New Direction Unit. Comprised of recordings of a September 5, 1975 concert by the New Direction Unit at Yasuda Seimei Hall in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, the two volumes showcase Takayanagi in deep pursuit of what he began calling “non-section music” after leaping beyond the confines of his prior descriptor “real jazz.” The quartet of Takayanagi (guitar), Kenji Mori (reeds), Nobuyoshi Ino (bass, cello), and Hiroshi Yamazaki (percussion) deftly explores the twin poles of Takayanagi’s spacious “gradually projection” and explosively virulent “mass projection” concepts across six pieces, titled Fragments I - VI .

PERSONNEL:

  • Takayanagi - guitar
  • Kenji Mori - reeds
  • Nobuyoshi Ino - bass, cello
  • Hiroshi Yamazaki - percussion

TRACKS:

  • 01. Fragment - II (Gradually Projection)
  • 02. Fragment - III (Percussion Solo)
  • 03. Fragment - VI (Mass Projection)