Aki Takase Trio: Song For Hope

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Release Date: 04-05-2024

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Aki Takase Trio: Song For Hope

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BE Music welcomes pianist Aki Takase to the J Jazz Masterclass reissue series, with her 1982 live album 'Song for Hope'. A musician of poise and precision who has been a noted composer, performer and recording artist for over 40 years, Takase's 'Song for Hope' continues BBE Music's exploration of Japanese modern jazz from a golden period spanning the late 1960s to the mid-1980s. The 'Song for Hope' album is taken from a recording of Takase's debut European performance taped in November 1981 at the Berlin Jazz Festival and was originally issued in 1982 by Enja Records, a key European jazz label founded in Munich 1971 by Matthias Winckelmann and Horst Weber. On Enja, Takase found herself labelmates with some of the world's leading jazz pianists like Mal Waldron, Dollar Brand and Randy Weston, and she followed in the footsteps of other leading Japanese artists on the label such as Terumasa Hino and Yosuke Yamashita. The hypnotic title track was included on J Jazz vol. 3, and it features J Jazz stalwart Takeo Moriyama on drums, joined by Nobuyoshi Ino on bass. Moriyama's career has been well documented on J Jazz vol. 1, and his sublime 'East Plants' album was reissued as part of the J Jazz Masterclass Series. Bassist Ino has been an active member of the Japanese jazz scene since the mid-1970s and has performed and recorded with many leading artists and groups including Fumio Itabashi, Masahiko Togashi, Hiromasa Suzuki, Masaru Imada and Masayuki Takayanagi. Aki Takase was born in Osaka in 1948 and began playing piano aged 3. Raised in Tokyo, she studied classical music at the Toho Gakuen Academy, and her musical interests developed from a starting point in classical, before going on to encompass contemporary music and jazz. Among the first jazz compositions she explored were works by Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman and, in 1972, she moved to New York, working with, among others, Lester Bowie, John Zorn and Dave Liebman. She recorded her debut album for Seven Seas/King Records in 1978 and appeared on some key J Jazz album such as Yoshio Ikeda's 'Sketches of my Life' and Seiichi Nakamura's 'Wolf's Theme'. Takase has lived in Berlin since 1987 and is married to German pianist and composer Alexander von Schlippenbach, with whom she records and performs, sometimes as part of the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. She has also performed and recorded extensively with many other leading figures in contemporary jazz and improvised music including David Murray, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Maria João. The J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.

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