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Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis - Yokohama (2009) {Intakt}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 1, 2018
Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis - Yokohama (2009) {Intakt}

Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis - Yokohama (2009) {Intakt}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 246MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

Aki Takase is making a real burden for herself with this the latest in her hopefully ongoing series of Intakt releases. With every successive one it's not just a simple matter of the quality going up but rather a matter of different facets of her ability being revealed. As these releases have all been documents of duos, the effect is almost rhetorical, as if she's intent on making a case for that sparse setting and what can be achieved in it.

Aki Takase & Daniel Erdmann - Isn't It Romantic? (2021)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at May 8, 2021
Aki Takase & Daniel Erdmann - Isn't It Romantic? (2021)

Aki Takase & Daniel Erdmann - Isn't It Romantic? (2021)
FLAC tracks | 55:11 | 265 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: BMC Records

Lively conversations between piano and saxophone by two major figures of European jazz, the Berlin-based Aki Takase and Daniel Erdmann (Reims). After many successfull BMC releases - two albums of Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution (German Record Critics Prize, Echo Prize, SWR Jazz Prize) and a recording of Aki Takase's Japanic formation featuring Erdmann -, they present this fantastic duo.

Aki Takase & David Murray - Blue Monk (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 22, 2020
Aki Takase & David Murray - Blue Monk (1993)

Aki Takase & David Murray - Blue Monk (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja Records (ENJA CD 7039-2)

From the first notes on, it's clear that Aki Takase has a great feel for Monk's music (partner Alex Schlippenbach shares her affinity). Takase's confident pianistics are outstanding throughout. Although just four of the ten numbers are from Thelonious' pen, the session itself is somehow permeated in Monk.
David Murray would seem to be a logical choice for a Charlie Rouse replacement, if Monk were alive today. He has always been a strong player with an infinite amount of energy and imagination. His musical contributions on numerous projects are always an added bonus. His tenor and bass clarinet work on this album are typical Murray, full of zest and spunk, probing, daring, and true to the roots melodic.

Aki Takase - Aki Takase Japanic: Thema Prima (2019)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 26, 2019
Aki Takase - Aki Takase Japanic: Thema Prima (2019)

Aki Takase - Aki Takase Japanic: Thema Prima (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 251 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 109 MB | 00:46:54
Jazz | Label: BMC Records

Having feted a number of significant composers in the past - from Fats Waller, W.C. Handy and Duke Ellington to Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy - this recent collaboration of Takase's with DJ Illvibe reveals a culmination of the pianist's fascination and influence of a non-jazz composer this time around in Conlon Nancarrow, who arguably was best known for his works for player pianos that went well beyond human capacity and capabilities. I have been working with DJ Illvibe for a long time and I think it relates to my inspiration of and approach to Nancarrow… (so) I thought I could compose in a similar way, explains Takase regarding this new project.

Ingrid Laubrock & Aki Takase - Kasumi (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 13, 2019
Ingrid Laubrock & Aki Takase - Kasumi (2019)

Ingrid Laubrock & Aki Takase - Kasumi (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 185 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:05
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Intakt Records

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and pianist Aki Takase initially performed together at Jazzfest Berlin in 2016, and they turned that encounter into ongoing spirited dialogues three years later for theirs first duo disc. As with Takase`s recent solo album, Hokusai, and Laubrock's small group albums, they unravel a series of sudden twists throughout a set of brief compositions. Serious technique support that playfulness here, as does a warm mutual empathy.

Aki Takase & David Murray - Cherry - Sakura (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 30, 2018
Aki Takase & David Murray - Cherry - Sakura (2017)

Aki Takase & David Murray - Cherry - Sakura (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:50:48 | 118.16 Mb | Covers
Contemporаry Jazz, Free Jazz | Country: Japan, USA | Label: Intakt Records

Over the years, Aki Takase und David Murray have amassed respective bodies of soul-stirring compositions, of which several pieces related to the rites of passage of middle age are included on Cherry – Sakura, making this a markedly different conversation than before – and one that is more profound. Cherry – Sakura presents an unsparing conversation about the defining issues of later life by two artists who have seen it all at least once. To use outdated jazz parlance deserving of resuscitation, Takase and Murray are saying something with this album: in a phrase – ripeness is all.

VA - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan (2021)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 7, 2021
VA - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan (2021)

VA - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 889 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 333 Mb | 02:25:10
Jazz | Label: BBE Music

BBE Music presents J Jazz volume 3, the latest in its definitive compilation series exploring the finest modern jazz from Japan.

Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Jan. 15, 2021
Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)

Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:41
Classical | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

I really love the piano trio,” says Aki Takase, with a passion that mirrors her playing. “But not the old idea, where the pianist is king, and the bassist and the drummer are just sidemen. We are equal.” Indeed, all three musicians are in focus in the trio AUGE: bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener are among the most original virtuosos of their instruments…”
Otomo Yoshihide - The Night Before The Death Of The Sampling Virus (1993) {Extreme} **[RE-UP]**

Otomo Yoshihide - The Night Before The Death Of The Sampling Virus (1993) {Extreme}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 273 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: experimental, avant-garde, noise, turntablism

The Night Before The Death Of The Sampling Virus is a 1993 album by Japanese experimental DJ Otomo Yoshihide. 77 original tracks by one original artist. This was released on the Australian label Extreme.

VA - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan (2021)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 25, 2021
VA - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan (2021)

VA - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan (2021)
FLAC tracks | 02:01:45 | 760 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: BBE Music

BBE Music presents J Jazz volume 3, the latest in its definitive compilation series exploring the finest modern jazz from Japan.Since the first volume in February 2018, the J Jazz compilation series has showcased some of the most creative, inspired, and sought-after jazz recorded in Japan during a golden period spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Illustrating the richness and versatility of the composers and musicians on this collection, the music spans a wide yet coherent range of styles: samba, funk fusion, modal, spiritual, post-bop, and bossa all combine to present an aural portrait of a jazz scene that was constantly moving and shifting its multiple musical centres of gravity.