2 November 2010

MASAHIKO TOGASHI QUARTET "SPEED & SPACE" UNION/TEICHIKU (1969)




Here is one of the first Free Jazz recordings from Japan. This album is one of three recordings Masahiko Togashi made in 1969 - the first in May '69 was "We Now Create" and in November he recorded "Speed and Space" - about one month later in December the duo"Isolation" with Mototeru Takagi. All three LPs are seminal works in japanese (Free) Jazz.
In 1970 he had a car accident and had to quit music. But already in January 1971 he renewed his drumming with a special drum-set. It was costume-made to meet his paraplegia.
In his music he used complicated structures and ostinatos as well. But his main feature is his extraordinary sense for "space" - will say intervals charged with tension.




Mototeru Takagi, tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, cornpipe
Masahiko Sato, piano, gong
Yoshio Ikeda, bass, electric bass
Masahiko Togashi, drums, vibes, bells, gong, percussion

1. Presage 02:25
2. Panorama 14:38
3. Expectation 02:13
4. Speed & Space #1 11:51
5. Speed & Space #2 07:57

Teichiku Kaikan Studio, Tokyo, November 22, 1969

UNION/TEICHIKU UPS-2014-J

(this rip from UNION JAZZ TECP-18771 - CD)

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18 comments:

onxidlib said...
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SOTISE said...

Wow !!thanks Onx...i'm exited to hear this..

SOTISE said...

im going to post a recent rip of my vinyl of Trinity , Sato , Warren ,Favre on enja circa 1971...
a nice pairing with this!!

hjulien said...

Thanks a lot mate

ushaped said...

thank you so much, do you have Masahiko Togashi's Voice from Yonder?

all the best

intempestif said...

Great music! All Togashi recordings with Mototeru Takagi are probably my favourite of Japanese Free Jazz. Thanks for this one!

intempestif said...

Sotise, I'd love to hear the record you mentioned!

wightdj said...

Great drummer. His association with Lacy alerted me to his talent. Nice to hear this early session. Thanks.

magogiallo said...

Thank you for this bunch of japanese records of the last posts, honestly I couldn't imagine to have the possibility to listen to them, especially lossless thank you again

Anonymous said...

thanks very much!

Musaklee said...

As always... this is magnificent ! I truly appreciate this discovery and your generosity as expanded my knowledge. Many and sincere thanks to you and to this community of interests.

sikes said...

Hi onxidlib, apologies but i am about to ask for another re-up! Could you please put up some fresh links for this too and i hope i'm not annoying you too much with all these requests it`s just that i've only just discovered your amazing blog this past month. Thanks again

onxidlib said...

HI sikes - I will re-up all your requests.
I'll need some time - fortunately I have most of it still on my pc.

onxidlib said...

1Fichier

SOTISE said...

For some reason because of the different cover , i thought onxi's post was a different album.... anyway mindless wank perhaps but ive added the covers to the Union Version!

onxidlib said...

Thanks Sotise - the first time I've posted this music it was a rip of the LP.
As I'm re-arranging my collection I don't find it at the moment.
So I used the CD for a reup.
Also I used the LP cover in 2010 albeit it was a minuscule view only.
Nice to have a better resolution :-)

corvimax said...

never too late at IS, I missed it the first time and here it is, thank you

sikes said...

thanks for the re-up onxidlib, and please take your time for my other requests i hadn't realised i'd asked for so many so quickly. Apologies for that