5 November 2010


These two marvelous recordings are coming to you in one post. The reason is more trivial - I do not own this LPs - and it seems to be impossible to find the cover-art or even more than a few photographs from Togashi himself in the net.
(Finally I've found also the second cover - in February 2015)

The music itself is percussion heavy with gorgeous results. Hope it will enchant you as it does to me!


Masahiko Togashi, percussion
Mototeru Takagi, soprano saxophone, percussion
Yoshisaburo Toyozumi, percussion
Yoshio Ikeda, bass, percussion
Keiki Midorikawa, bass, cello

1. Premonition Of Wind's Coming 04:21
2. Reunion 12:17
3. And then 02:11
4. Life Story Of Wind 09:27
5. Those Passing Things 07:13
6. Things That Will Come Again 05:04

Nippon Columbia 1st Studio, Tokyo on September 2-3,5,1975

Columbia YQ-7515-N

Note: Unknown recording staff also play bells on tr.6

(vinyl rip)

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Yoshiaki Fujikawa, reeds, percussion
Takashi Kako, piano, percussion
Keiki Midorikawa, cello, bass, percussion
Masahiko Togashi, drums, percussion

1. Voice From Yonder 13:30
2. Silence 02:07
3. Welcome 03:09
4. Travelers 11:59
5. It's Time 03:38
6. Farewell 02:44

Nippon Columbia 1st Studio, Tokyo on Frebruary 2-3, 1978

Denon/Nippon Columbia YX-7519-ND

(vinyl rip)


onxidlib said...
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SOTISE said...

Amazing ..vielen Danke, again Onx!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for these. Keep them coming, if you have more. A request: I remember once owning an LP of his with Charlie Haden, but I can't remember the name of it. It was really good, though. Any chance of getting it out? Cheers.

wightdj said...

Thanks for the chance to hear these rare sessions.

onxidlib said...

I wasn't aware that it is possible that someone else can edit my posts!?

Thanks for the cover - dear unknown!

However - Thank you!!

SOTISE said...

sorry Onx , i didn't think you would mind !

IB said...

"Voice from Yonder" - wow. Million thanks. Couldn't find it even after raiding two dozen record stores in Tokyo.

While discussing only-in-your-dreams japanese free jazz, anyone got Togashi's duo album with Masayuki Takayanagi "Pulsations" on Paddle Wheel?

onxidlib said...

No problem sotise - Really!

onyl a bit perplexed!

Pulsation with Takayanagi and Togashi - yes I certainly would be interested as well.

matt w said...

Anonymous: I think you mean "Session in Paris Vol. 1: Song of Soil" with Haden and Cherry -- I don't have it anymore either, sadly. Vol. 2 is a quartet with Mangelsdorff which is brilliant.

intempestif said...

Awesome! I love this music! Thanks a million!

Frédito said...

Onxidlib, domo arigato !
The title track Voice from yonder is a bewitching beauty.

onxidlib said...

@ Frédito


Wallofsound said...

I have only just got round to listening to these two records. But what a treat! Thank you, onxidlib, for sharing them.

sikes said...

Hi onxidlib, could you please re-up this Masahiko Togashi double header! Would really appreciate a re-upping of this, thanks

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David said...

Is it possible to repost please? Many thanks in advance!

David said...

Please ignore my earlier comment, I managed to download by editing the above 1f links, thanks!

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Togashi - Story Of Wind Behind Left

Togashi - Voice From Yonder

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Yes David - it's only an edited version of the original links.