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AKI
Aki Takase Trio

01. How Do You Do? / Hajimemashite (7:21)
02. Carnival / Syanikusai (8:00)
03. Birdland / Komoriuta (5:36)
04. Cumulo-Nimbus / Sekiran-un (5:12)
05. Season Off (3:07)
06. Idle Talking / Osyaberi (6:40)
07. After A Year / Ichinen no nochi (3:54)

Aki Takase : piano, e.piano, pianica, vocoder & solina
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass, e.bass, cello & tube bells
Takuji Kusumoto : drums, conga & latin percussion

Recorded at King Studio #2, Teichiku Suginami #1, Onkio Studio #3 #5,
August. 8,10,16,22
SevenSeas, King Records / SKS-3006(S)(LP) / 1978 .....


As Time Goes By
Love Touch Piano / Aki Takase

01. As Time Goes By (H.Hupfeld) (3:16)
02. Over The Rainbow (H.Arlen-E.Y.Harburg) (3:45)
03. My Foolish Heart (N.Washington-V.Young) (4:55) *
04. Swanee (I.Caesar-G.Gershwin) (4:55)
05. The Last Time I Saw Paris (O.Hammerstein II-J.Kern) (2:38) **
06. Sentimental Journey (B.Green-L.Brown-B.Homer) (2:36) *
07. The Continental (J.V.Heusen-S.Cahn) (2:54)
08. When You Wish Upon A Star (N.Washington-L.Harline) (4:03) *
09. Night And Day (C.Porter) (3:40)
10. The Way You Look Tonight (D.Fields-J.Kern) (3:53)
11. The Third Man Theme (A.Karas) (2:32) ***
12. White Christmas (I.Berlin) (2:18) *
13. Love Letters (V.Young) (3:29)
14. Tara's Theme (M.David-M.Steiner) (4:22) *

Aki Takase : piano, pianica
Steve Jackson : drums
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass
*piano solo, **piano & pianica, ***piano & bass

All selections arranged by Aki Takase
Recorded at Toshiba EMI Studio Tokyo, Japan
Toshiba EMI / TP-60331(LP) / 1979?




Minerva's Owl
Aki Takase + Dave Liebman

01. Being (Aki Takase) (13:35)
02. Minerva's Owl (Aki Takase) (6:14)
03. Blues For Toko (Aki Takase) (8:56)
04. Monologue (Aki Takase) (5:10)
05. In Groups Of Pipers "Dedicated to Mr. Liebman" (Aki Takase) (4:13)

Aki Takase : piano, fender rhodes, oberhime ob-x, arp odyssey
Dave Liebman : tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Motohiko Hino : pearl drums
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass

All titles composed by Aki Takase & Dave Liebman
Recorded at Suginami Teichiku Studio, December 12-14, 1980
Continental/Teichiku / HL-5010(LP) / April, 25, 1981
Union Jazz/Teichiku / TECP-18692(CD)




Song For Hope
Aki Takase Trio
Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival


01. Monologue (Aki Takase) (9:07)
02. Song For Hope (Aki Takase) (7:53)
03. Minerva's Owl (Aki Takase) (6:11)
04. Mountain Forest (Aki Takase) (13:22)

Aki Takase : piano
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass
Takeo Moriyama : drums

Recorded LIVE at the Berlin Jazz Festival, November 5, 1981
enja/Polydor / 4012/22MJ-3136(LP) / 1982




Esprit
Yoshio Ikeda, Aki Takase

01. Milestones (Miles Davis) (8:41)
02. Manha De Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá) (4:32)
03. I'm All Smiles (Michael Leonard) (7:21)
04. Mr. P.C. (John Coltrane) (5:48)
05. 'Round About Midnight (Thelonious Monk) (5:53)
06. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) (5:45)
07. Après Un Rêve - Valencia (Gabriel Urbain Fauré - Aki Takase) (4:14)

Yoshio Ikeda : bass
Aki Takase : piano

02. bass solo, 07. piano solo
Recorded at Teichiku Suginami Studio, November, 26-27, 1981
Union Jazz/Teichiku / KUL-5019(LP) / 1982
Union Jazz/Teichiku / TECP-18691(CD)






A B C
Aki Takase

01. I Hear Your Music (Aki Takase) (0:41)
02. Dohkei (Aki Takase) (6:33)
03. Down Dance (Ichiko Hashimoto) (6:28)
04. Arishihi No Evans (Aki Takase) (5:03)
05. A B C (Aki Takase) (5:01)
06. Subconscious Lee (Lee Konitz) (3:01)
07. Silent Night (Aki Takase) (8:09)
08. Jan. 19th - Dedicated to my mother (Aki Takase) (2:24)

Aki Takase : piano
Cecil McBee : bass
Bob Moses : drums
Sheila Jordan : voice

Recorded and Mixed at Vanguard Studio, New York, USA
May, 20,21,24, 1982
Union Jazz/Teichiku / ULP-5505(LP) / 1982
Union Jazz/Teichiku / TECP-18690(CD)
imc / EWCD-703(CD) / 1987




Perdido
Aki Takase

01. A B C (Aki Takase) (7:05)
02. Takedano Komoriuta (Trad., arr. Aki Takase) (9:42)
03. Down Dance (Ichiko Hashimoto) (7:01)
04. After A Year (Aki Takase) (5:45)
05. Perdido (J.Tizol-E.Drake) (4:25)

Aki Takase : piano, chinese koto

Recorded live at the East-West Festival in Nuernberg, Germany
June 19. 1982
enja / 4034(LP) / 1982
enja/Crown / ENJ-1034(CD) / 1992


Twilight Monologues
four piano solos in hiroshima

01. Masahiko Sato : The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
02. Aki Takase : Tori (12:25)
03. Ichiko Hashimoto - Mizu No Kaidan - Odoru Yoru
04. Takashi Kako : Someday

Masahiko Sato, Aki Takase, Ichiko Hashimoto, Takashi Kako : piano

Recorded live at YAMAHA Hall, Hiroshima, July 8. 1984 (#02.)
Lunatic Records/DIW / Lunatic-001(LP) / 1984?




Ten i mu ho
Aki Takase, Nobuyoshi Ino

01. Hyakka ryoran (Nobuyoshi Ino) (2:33)
02. Aru Utage (Aki Takase) (6:23)
03. Song For Ché (Charlie Haden) (5:47)
04. Wagakokoro no Renaissance (Aki Takase) (5:41)
05. Amanojaku (Aki Takase) (6:26)
06. Biwa rancho ni ari (Aki Takase) (7:18)
07. Hanyu no yado (Trad. Song) (2:04)

Aki Takase : piano, china koto, gong, glockenspiel, voice
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass, chanchiki, kokyu, bell, voice

Recorded at Nova Hall in Tsukubagakuen City, Japan,
December 12, 13. 1985
Mobys Record / 0003(LP) / 1986?


Jazzperanto
Jana Koubková, Aki Takase

01. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker) (4:45)
02. Dream Of The Long-legged Uncle (Aki Takase) (7:00)
03. Return Of Swallows To Enshu Country (Kazumi Watanabe-Aki Takase) (4:25)
04. Jazzperanto (Jana Koubková) (6:30)
05. Pig-head/Amanojaku (Aki Takase) (4:12)
06. Perdido (Juan Tizol-Duke Ellington) (3:50)
07. Dance For Two Fingers (Jana Koubková) (4:55)
08. Down Dance (Ichiko Hashimoto) (5:40)

Aki Takase : piano, vocals
Jana Koubková : vocals
Alan Vitous : drums & percussion

Recorded at the Supraphon studio Hrncire,
April 6-10. 1987
Supraphon / 11 0067-1(LP) / 1988




Looking For Love
Maria João / Aki Takase

01. Estranha Forma De Vida (Amalia Da Piedade Rodrigues) (4:36)*
02. My Favorite Things (Rogers & Hammerstein) (8:30)
03. Confirmation - Donna Lee - Au Privave (Charlie Parker) (9:20)
04. Looking For Love (Aki Takase) (5:40)
05. Mae-Dou-Iho Nao (Maria Joao) (4:20)*
06. S.Joao (Maria Joao) - Quinta Das Torrinhas (Aki Takase) (6:30)
07. Don't Shout At Me (Maria Joao) - Amanojaku (Aki Takase) (9:55)
08. Watashi No Obakasan (Aki Takase) (5:10)*
09. Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) (3:30)

Maria João : voice
Aki Takase : piano

Recorded Live at the Leverkusen Jazz Festival, Forum, Leverkusen
October 24. 1987
enja / 5075(LP)CD5075-52(CD) / 1988 / * CD only


Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

01. Ana (Kenny Wheeler) (22:29)
02. Salz (Misha Mengelberg) (7:41)
03. Reef und Kneebus (Misha Mengelberg) (19:28)

Benny Bailey, Thomas Heberer, Henry Lowther : trumpets
Kenny Wheeler : trumpet, fluegelhorn
Paul van Kemenade, Felix Wahnschaffe : alto saxophones
Gerd Dudek : soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Walter Gauchel : tenor saxophone
E. L. Petrowsky : baritone saxophone
Willem Breuker : bariton saxophone, bass clarinet
Henning Berg, Hermann Breuer, Hubert Katzenbeier : trombones
Utz Zimmermann : bass trombone
Aki Takase : piano
Günter Lenz : bass
Ed Thigpen : drums
Misha Mengelberg : piano
Conducted by Alexander von Schlippenbach

Recorded at Studio 10, RIAS Berlin, May 1989
ECM / ECM-1409 841 777-2(CD) / 1990
ECM/Polydor / POCJ-10360(CD) / 1990?


Art of the DUO
Gunther Klatt & Aki Takase
play Ballads of Duke Ellington

01. Prelude To A Kiss (M.Gordon-I.Mills-D.Ellington) (5:25)
02. Warm Blues (Gunther Klatt) (6:17)
03. Strangehorn (Gunther Klatt) (7:06)
04. Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn) (5:16)
05. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) (4:13)
06. Warm Valley (D.Ellington) (6:37)
07. Giudecca (Gunther Klatt) (6:33)
08. Sophisticated Lady (D.Ellington) (5:13)
09. In A Sentimental Mood (D.Ellington-I.Mills-Kurz) (6:31)
10. Strangehorn (Gunther Klatt) (7:45)
11. In A Sentimantal Mood (D.Ellington) (5:46)
12. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) (4:12)

Aki Takase : piano
Gunther Klatt : tenor saxophone

Recorded live at Trixi Studio, Munichi, April 25-26. 1990
TUTU/Crown / ENJ-38(CD) / 1991


Shima Shoka
Aki Takase

01. Meraviglioso (4:22)
02. Ida Lupino (8:39)
03. A.V.S. (2:19)
04. Point (4:13)
05. Presto V,H. (4:26)
06. Shima Shoka (5:29)
07. Rocking in Rhythm (5:08)
08. Timebends (4:11)
09. Dr.Beat (dedicated to Otosan) (4:12)
10. Hanabi (1:04)
11. Giant Steps (5:19)
12. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (5:50)
13. Valse Hot (3:41)

Aki Takase : piano

Recorded at Bechstein Concert Hall, Berling, July 10 & 11. 1990
enja/Crown / 6062/ENJ-33(CD) / 1991




Alice
Maria João, Aki Takase, Niels Pedersen

01. MC by Walter Schätzlein (0:30)
02. S.Joao - Quinta Das Torrinhas (Peixoto) (9:47)
03. Dr.Beat (Aki Takase) (4:47)
04. Mae-Dou-Iho Nao (Maria João) (4:13)
05. Yoridori Midori (Andreas Schmidt-Aki Takase) (5:35)
06. Old Folks (Dedate Lee Hill) (8:49)
07. Presto v.h. (Aki Takase) (6:53)
08. Primaccini (Aki Takase-Maria João) (7:42)
09. Alice (Aki Takase-Maria João) (7:29)
10. What A Wonderful World (George Douglas-George Weiss) (4:19)

Maria João : vocal
Aki Takase : piano
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen : bass

Recorded live at the Jazz Ost-West Festival Nürnburg, October 28. 1990
enja/Crown / ENJ-43(CD) / 1992.01.21




Blue Monk
Aki Takase / David Murray

01. Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) (3:12)
02. Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk) (4:55)
03. Presto V.H. (Aki Takase) (5:03)
04. Body & Soul (Johnny Green) (7:07)
05. Ellingtonia (Aki Takase & David Murray) (3:04)
06. Bright Missisippi (Thelonious Monk) (6:51)
07. Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues (Thelonious Monk) (7:36)
08. Mr. Jelly Roll (Charles Mingus) (3:44)
09. Kaiso (Aki Takase) (6:32)
10. Ballad For The Blackman (David Murray) (11:29)

Aki Takase : piano
David Murray : tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recorded at TRIXI Studio, Munich, Germany, April 23, 1991
enja / 7039-2(CD) / 1993
enja/Crown / 7039-2/CRCJ-1049(CD) / 1994.06.22




Close Up Of Japan
Aki Takase, TOKI String Quartet, Nobuyoshi Ino

01. Point (Alexander v. Schlippenbach) (7:37)
02. Presto V.H. (Aki Takase) (3:45)
03. Song For Ché (C.Haden) (8:06)
04. Wagakokorono Renaissance (Aki Takase) (3:57)
05. Scaramouche (D.Milhad) (8:05)
06. Milestones (Miles Davis) (8:05)
07. Close Up Of Japan (Aki Takase) (10:13)
08. Winter In Buenos Aires (Dedicated to Mr.Jojo) (Astor Piazzolla) (11:00)

Aki Takase : piano, percussion
TOKI String Quartet :
Michiko Iiyoshi : 1st violin
Kaori Takeuchi : 2nd violin
Toshie Sugibayashi : viola
Tatsuki Watanabe : cello
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass

Recorded at Studio Nürnburg & Axel Lindtädt, June 1 & 2, 1992
enja / 7075-2(CD) / 1993




The Morlocks and other pieces
Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

01. Any piece, but A's piece (1993) (10:28)
02. Contrareflection (1989) (7:06)
03. Rigaudon Nr.2 aus der Wasserstoffmusik (1987) (12:03)
04. Marcia di Saturno (1984) (12:54)
05. The Morlocks (1993) (16:00)
06. Jackhammer (1983) (10:32)

Henry Lowther : trumpet
Thomas Heberer : trumpet
Axel Dörner : trumpet
Tilman Denhard : flute, piccolo flute, tenor saxophone
Darcy Hepner : alto saxophone
Evan Parker : soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Walter Gauchel : tenor saxophone
Claas Willecke : flute, baritone saxophone
Jörg Huke : trombone
Marc Boukouya : trombone
Sören Fischer : trombone
Utz Zimmermann : bass trombone
Alexander von Schlippenbach : piano, conductor
Aki Takase : piano, conductor
Nobuyoshi Ino : double bass
Paul Lovens : percussion

Recorded at RIAS Berlin, Studio 10., July 10 & 11, 1993
Free Music Production / FMP CD-61 / 1994 Germany




Clapping Music
Aki Takase, Reggie Workman, Sunny Murray

01. Clapping Music (Aki Takase) (6:57)
02. Shima Shoka (Aki Takase) (9:21)
03. Point (Alexander von Schlippenbach) (7:51)
04. Do You Know What It Means To Miss Orleans (Louis Alter) (5:12)
05. Boogie Stop Shuffle (Charles Mingus) (9:32)
06. Pussycat Dues (Charles Mingus) (7:09)
07. Ants (Takashi Kako) (6:58)
08. Reflections (Thelonious Monk) (3:03)
09. Oska-T (Thelonious Monk) (7:34)

Aki Takase : piano, percussion
Reggie Workman : bass
Sunny Murray : drums

Recorded at A-Trane, Berlin, June 5 & 6, 1993
enja / 8090-2(CD) / 1995


Piano Duets - Live in Berlin 93/94
Aki Takase, Alex von Schlippenbach

01. Na, Na, Na, Na...Ist Das Der Weg? (Alex von Schlippenbach) (11:40)
02. The Morlocks (Alex von Schlippenbach) (11:29)
03. You Are What You Is (Frank Zappa) (5:41)
04. Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) (4:01)
05. Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk) (2:18)
06. Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) (1:32)
07. Evidence (Thelonious Monk) (5:52)
08. Tales Of Something (Aki Takase) (8:50)
09. Chapelure Japonaise (Aki Takase) (10:23)

Aki Takase : piano
Alexander von Schlippenbach : piano

Tracks 1 to 3 ;
Recorded at the Gethsemane-Kirche, Berlin, March 13, 1993
Tracks 4 to 9 ;
Recorded at the DeutschlandRadio Studio 10, Berlin, December 9, 1994
Free Music Production / FMP PWN-90002 / 1995? .....


Oriental Express
The Takase Aki Septet

01. So Long Eric - Duke's Choice - Goodbye Porkpie Hat (24:41)
02. In and Out (8:28)
03. Point (7:55)
04. Open the Door (5:29)
05. Oriental Express (13:01)

Issei Igarashi : trumpet
Eiichi Hayashi : alto, soprano saxophone
Hiroaki Katayama : tenor, baritone saxophone
Hiroshi Itaya : trombone
Shota Koyama : drums
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass
Aki Takase : piano, com., arr.

Recorded at DeutschlandRadio Funkhaus Berlin, October 10, 1994
Omagatoki / SC-7109(CD) / 1995


Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Live in Japan '96

01. Eric Dolphy Medley (Eric Dolphy / arrangement by Aki Takase) (17:04)
The Prophet - Serene - Hat And Beard
02. The Morlocks (Alexander von Schlippenbach) (15:46)
03. Shijo No Ai (Aki Takase) (6:21)
04. Way Down South Where The Blues Began
(W.C.Handy / arrangement by Alexander von Schlippenbach) (12:18)
05. Jackhammer (Alexander von Schlippenbach) (10:29)
06. Good Bye / dedicated to Hiroshi Itaya
(Gordon Jenkins / arrangement by Willem Breuker) (4:17)

Thomas Heberer, Henry Lowther, Axel Dörner, Issei Igarashi : trumpets
Marc Boukouya, Paul Rutherford, Wolter Wierbos, Haruki Sato : trombones
Walter Gauchel : tenor saxophone
Evan Parker : tenor and soprano saxophones
Gerd Dudek : tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet
Rudy Mahall : bass clarinet
Eiichi Hayashi : alto saxophone
Hiroaki Katayama : tenor and baritone saxophones
Alexander von Schlippenbach : piano
Aki Takase : piano
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass
Paul Lovens : drums

Produced by Alexander von Schlippenbach / Aki Takase
Recorded live at Shi-Kobe Oriental Theater, August 6, 1996
except track 2 at Nakano ZERO Hall, Tokyo, July 31, 1996
DIW Records / DIW-922(CD) / 1996




Duet For Eric Dolphy
Aki Takase - Rudi Mahall

01. 17 West (Eric Dolphy) (3:47)
02. 245 (Eric Dolphy) (3:21)
03. Hat and Beard (Eric Dolphy) (3:13)
04. I'm Confessin' (A.J.Neiburg/D.Dougherty/E.Reynolds) (4:02)
05. Something Sweet, Something Tender (Eric Dolphy) (2:28)
06. A Chotto Matte (Aki Takase) (2:40)
07. Les (Eric Dolphy) (2:30)
08. Gazzeloni (Eric Dolphy) (3:09)
09. Serene (Eric Dolphy) (3:39)
10. Misha's Slipper (Aki Takase) (2:29)
11. Straight Up And Down (Eric Dolphy) (1:29)
12. Rudi My Beer! (Aki Takase) (2:26)
13. The Prophet (Eric Dolphy) (4:09)
14. Miss Ann (Eric Dolphy) (2:35)

Aki Takase : piano
Rudi Mahall : bassclarinet

Recorded at the Trixi Studio, Berlin, May 25, 1997
enja / CD-9109-2(CD) / 1997


Le Cahier du Bal
Aki Takase

01. Prelude (4:00)
02. Canarie (5:25)
03. Tango de Anzu / Dedicated to Anzu Furukawa (5:06)
04. Orangerie / Dedicated to Yoko Tawada (3:46)
05. Rigaudon (2:36)
06. Gigue (1:50)
07. Russian Dream (6:28)
08. Menuet Mozambique (3:58)
09. Inside Tales 1. (5:57)
10. Inside Tales 2. (4:10)
11. Inside Tales 3. (3:05)
12. Tarantella 2001 (6:26)
13. Le Cahier du Bal (3:13)
14. Dance Parallax (3:22)
15. Pulcinella (2:45)

Aki Takase : piano

All music by Aki Takase
(GEMA)published by Alissa Publishing/PRS;
Recorded January 22 & 23, 2001 at Audio Cue, Berlin;
Produced by Aki Takase & Leo Feigin
leo records / CD LR 319(CD) / 2001


St. Louis Blues
Aki Takase

01. St. Louis Blues (W.C.Handy) (3:56)
02. Way Down South Where the Blues Began (W.C.Handy) (8:15)
03. Mobilat (Rudi Mahall) (2:44)
04. Morning Star (W.C.Handy) (4:13)
05. Eine Drehorgel aus dem 21. Jahrhundert (Aki Takase) (7:29)
06. Lulu (Harry Warren) (2:06)
07. Wer kommt mehr vom Blues (Rudi Mahall) (2:32)
08. St. Louis Blues (W.C.Handy) (4:54)
09. Nur da wo du bist da ist nichts (Aki Takase) (4:15)
10. Memphis Blues (W.C.Handy) (2:37)
11. Jazz Ain't What It Used To Be (Nils Wogram) (4:07)
12. Yellow Dog Blues (W.C.Handy) (4:08)

Aki Takase : p
Rudi Mahall : bcl
Fred Frith : git
Nils Wogram : tb
Paul Lovens : dr

All music by Aki Takase
(GEMA)published by Alissa Publishing/PRS;
Recorded July 29/30/31, 2001 at Studio Vagnnson
Produced by Werner Aldinger
enja records / CD 9130-2(CD) / 2001


News From Berlin
Aki Takase / Konrad Bauer

01. Movement I (Takase, Bauer) (2:13)
02. Removal (Takase) (4:04)
03. Movement II (Takase, Bauer) ()
04. Aerial View (Takase) (7:19)
05. Movement III (Takase, Bauer) (4:31)
06. Farewell (Bauer) (5:59)
07. Movement IV (Takase, Bauer) (3:32)
08. Blues for C (Takase) (7:51)
09. Movement V (Takase, Bauer) (5:15)
10. Movement VI (Takase, Bauer) (3:09)
11. Sad about (Bauer) (7:01)

Aki Takase : piano
Konrad Bauer : trombone

All music by Aki Takase(GEMA) & Konrad Bauer(GEMA)
Recorded Jan. 2002, Berlin
les desques victo / cd081(CD) / 2002




Nine Fragments
DEMPA

01. Newtons Triple Hop (5:42)
02. First Day (5:49)
03. Schwarze Tasten (6:19)
04. Nine Fragments (9:00)
05. The Poles (2:41)
06. Gramophony (6:29)
07. Jasmin Tea (4:12)
08. Diagonal (7:25)
09. Where Europe Begins.... (20:03)

Aki Takase : piano, china koto, live electronics
Aleksander Kolkowski : violin, stroh violin, gramophone, live electronics
Tony Buck : drums, live electronics

all music by Aki Takase(JASRAC)
Aleksander Kolkowski(GEMA),
Tony Buck(APRA)
except for Nine Fragments (music by Aki Takase, text by Yoko Tawada)
and Where Europe Begins.... (by Aki Takase);
published by Alissa Publishing/PRS
recorded 21-23 May, 2001 at Deutschlandradio Studio
produced by Leo Feigin
Leo Records / CD LR346(CD) / 2002.06


diagonal
Yoko Tawada & Aki Takase

01. tango.de (2:34)
02. ein wort (3:11)
03. hinter meinem rücken (1:01)
04. neun fragmente (4:19)
05. die müllmänner (4:10)
06. spiegelbild (9:06)
07. ein brief aus prag/african flower (2:40)
08. tama (4:04)
09. frau taal (4:06)
10. diagonal (4:05)
11. rosinenaugen (2:28)
12. gebet (2:32)
13. dreizehn (6:32)
14. gelati (4:50)
15. die flucht des monds (2:36)
16. tango.jp (3:15)

Aki Takase : piano, china koto, live electronics
Yoko Tawada : text

composition: Aki Takase(JASRAC 0001975203)
/ african flower: Duke Ellington
Recorded at the DeutschlandRadioBerlin, Studio 10
12. April 2002
Konkursbuch Verlag Claudia Gehrke / CDBook(CD) / 2002.12


Valencia
David Murray & Aki Takase

01. Valencia (7:59)
02. Monk Medley (10:44)
03. Bass Clarinet Solo (8:22)
04. Like A Kiss That Never Ends (8:56)
05. Valerie (8:52)
06. Refrections (7:00)

Aki Takase : piano
David Murray : tenor sax, bass clarinet(2,3)

Recorded Live at The Lustspielhaus, Munich, Germany,
April 28, 1997
Sound Hills Records / SSCD-8120 / 2002.10.15(12.10)


The Dessert
Aki Takase & Rudi Mahall

01. head in, head out (mahall) (2:37)
02. apple cake (takase) (4:18)
03. with egg (mahall) (1:55)
04. panna cotta (takase) (4:34)
05. ear in, ear out (mahall) (3:35)
06. purity and sweetness (takase) (7:35)
07. another sausage roll (mahall) (2:10)
08. creme au caramel (takase) (5:47)
09. granatapfelsirup (takase) (5:02)
10. voskresenie (takase) (3:36)
11. raskaz (takase) (3:28)
12. black pudding 2. (mahall) (1:59)
13. pirodjok (takase) (2:55)
14. anekdot 1. (takase & mahall) (4:52)
15. anekdot 2. (takase & mahall) (3:28)
16. anekdot 3. (takase & mahall) (2:23)
17. anekdot 4. (takase & mahall) (3:05)

Aki Takase : piano
Rudi Mahall : bass clarinet, contrabassclarinet

Recorded at KlangHaus, Hamburg / Audio Cue, Berlin
December 05.06.19, 2002
Leo Records / LR-370(CD) / 2003.04


plays 'fats' waller
Aki Takase

01. Lookin' good, but feelin' bad (Fats Waller) (2:49)
02. Vipers Drag (Fats Waller) (6:45)
03. Ain't misbehavin (Fats Waller & Harry Brooks) (4:50)
04. Handful of keys (Fats Waller) (4:45)
05. Any tune, but Fats tune (Aki Takase) (4:42)
06. Your feet's too big Word and music (Ada Benson, Fred Fisher & the Four Ink Spots) (2:07)
07. Intermezzo 1. (Aki Takase) (2:10)
08. Do you know what it means to Miss New Orleans (Louis Alter) (3:32)
09. Intermezzo 2. (Aki Takase) (1:03)
10. Hold Tight (Fats Waller) (2:09)
11. Kuroneko Yamato (Aki Takase) (3:00)
12. Intermezzo 3. (Aki Takase) (0:53)
13. I have got a feeling I'm falling (Thomas Waller Harry Link) (2:14)
14. Tintenfisch in Wien (Aki Takase) (4:05)
15. Kauf Dir einen bunten Luftballon (Anton Profes) (4:24)

Aki Takase : piano, toypiano, arrangement
Eugene Chadbourne : vocal, banjo, guitar
Nils Wogram : trombone
Rudi Mahall : bass clarinet
Thomas Heberer : trumpet
Paul Lovens : drums

Recorded at Studio Vagnsson, Hamburg, 02-03. June 2003
enja Records / ? / 2003.12
enja/Muzak / MZCE-1016(CD) / 2003.11.21


Aki and the Good Boys
Aki Takase,

01. Procreation (Aki Takase) (8:16)
02. 4x durch (Rudi Mahall) (2:06)
03. Hinter meinem Rücken (Yoko Tawada/Aki Takase) (4:48)
04. Dexaedo (Aki Takase) (3:45)
05. Super Heinrich (Rudi Mahall) (2:35)
06. Shijo no Ai (Aki Takase) (7:51)
07. Schwester Ingrid (Rudi Mahall) (3:00)
08. Nieren und Blasen Tee (Aki Takase) (3:59)
09. Die Möwe (Aki Takase) (2:32)
10. 1149 (Rudi Mahall) (1:44)
11. Mit oder ohne mit (Rudi Mahall) (4:04)
12. Choco Amore (Aki Takase) (7:56)
13. Tschüß (Walter Kubiczek/Dieter Lietz) (2:06)

Aki Takase, piano
Rudi Mahall, bass-clarinet
Walter Gauchel, flute, sop, tenor sax, vocal
Johannes Fink, bass
Heinrich köbberling, vocal, drums

Recording dates: 10-11,March.2004
Recording Location: jazzclub A-Trane Berlin
Producer: Aki Takase, Werner Aldinger
enja Records / 9162-2(CD) / 2004


LOK 03
Aki Takase Alex von Schlippenbach, Dj Illvibe

01. Berlin (2:57)
02. Köln (2:43)
03. Detroit (3:12)
04. Paris (3:01)
05. London (2:24)
06. Sankt Petersburg (1:27)
07. Alma Ata (1:25)
08. Ulanbator (2:15)
09. Utrecht (2:08)
10. Istanbul (2:07)
11. Cairo (2:18)
12. Caracas (2:16)
13. Oklahoma (4:16)
14. Berchtesgaden (2:01)
15. Buenos Aires (2:24)
16. Hammerfest (0:57)
17. Peking (3:09)
18. Bandung (3:03)
19. Osaka (3:21)
20. Bonus Track / Eisenhüttenstadt (1:40)

Aki Takase : piano
Alex von Schlippenbach : piano, trumpet
Dj Illvibe : turntable, percussion

Music by Aki Takase, Alex von Schlippenbach, Dj Illvibe (GEMA, JASRAC)
published by Alissa Publishing PRS
Produced by Leo Feigin & Aki Takase
Recorded 04. - 05. August 2004
Location: Studio Audio Cue, Berlin
Engineer: Rainer Robben
Leo Records / LR427(CD) / 2004


A Fearst For Ears / Mimi no Gochiso
Aki Takase & Haruna Miyake / Piano Duo

01. From Yokohama (3:25)
02. Moscow (3:37)
03. Shanghai (3:20)
04. One day you ....... (1:38)
05. Capetown (7:17)
06. Fête in Warsaw (4:12)
07. The City Drifts (5:43)
08. Invitation to Fugue (7:39)
09. Flowing Sand (3:40)
10. For Clara (8:43)
11. Tango de Tango (7:38)
12. Dreaming of My Hometown (5:17)

Aki Takase : piano
Haruna Miyake : piano

Music composed by Aki Takase and Haruna Miyake
except 12
A left piano is Haruna's and a right piano is Aki's performance
except 7 and 9.
7 is exchanged,
9 is one piuano, four hands.

Recorded Live on September 25. 2004
at Shizuoka Aoshima Hall
IMA Shizuoka / ima-szok02(CD) / 2005


Spring in Bangkok
Aki Takase - Lauren Newton

01. Der Wind Ist Westwind (3:42)
02. Eins Ums Andere (4:58)
03. Insel (3:25)
04. A Bis Z (6:01)
05. Sakura No Solo (6:18)
06. Frühling in Bangkok (5:19)
07. Fortsetzung Folgt (2:08)
08. Density (3:51)
09. Afrikanische Zunge (9:07)
10. Das Scheint Mir ... (5:33)
11. Absturz Und Wiedergeburt (7:45)
12. Kommt Es Nah (4:26)

Aki Takase : piano
Lauren Newton : voice

All Compositions by Aki Takase and Lauren Newton.
Except: Sakura No Solo by Aki Takase and Density by Lauren Newton
Recorded September 27, 2004 at Jazzclub A-Trane, Berlin
Intakt / CD 110(CD) / 2006


tarantella
Aki Takase piano quintet

01. Tarantella (Aki Takase) (14:01)
02. Walking batterie woman (Carla Bley) (6:03)
03. Drinking music (Carla Bley) (5:13)
04. Tripot (Maurice Horsthuis) (6:12)
05. Hat and beard (Eric Dolphy) (10:53)
06. Let those who appear (Aki Takase) (15:12)
07. Song for Che (Charlie Haden) (7:36)

Aki Takase : piano
Aleks Kolkowski : violin
Maurice Horstthuis : viola
Tristan Honsinger : cello
Nobuyoshi Ino : double bass

Original radio production
Barbara Rüger Jazzredaction Deutschlandradio Berlin
Recorded at Deutschlandradio Berlin
30 September 1997
psi records / psi06.03(CD) / 2006


Ten i mu ho
Aki Takase, Nobuyoshi Ino

01. Hyakka ryoran (Nobuyoshi Ino) (2:33)
02. Aru Utage (Aki Takase) (6:23)
03. Song For Ché (Charlie Haden) (5:47)
04. Wagakokoro no Renaissance (Aki Takase) (5:41)
05. Amanojaku (Aki Takase) (6:26)
06. Biwa rancho ni ari (Aki Takase) (7:18)
07. Hanyu no yado (Trad. Song) (2:04)

Aki Takase : piano, china koto, gong, glockenspiel, voice
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass, chanchiki, kokyu, bell, voice

Recorded at Nova Hall in Tsukubagakuen City, Japan,
December 12, 13. 1985
Mobys/Chitei Record / MC10003(CD) / 2007 reissued.


Ornette Coleman Anthology
Aki Takase, Silke Eberhard

CD 1:
01. Turnaround (5:30)
02. Lonely Woman (4:25)
03. Free (1:52)
04. The Blessing (4:04)
05. Folk Tale (3:16)
06. Open to the Public - Check Out Time (2:51)
07. Cross Breeding (1:32)
08. The Sphinx (5:37)
09. Dedicated to OC-Doughnut (2:33)
10. Revolving Door (3:04)
11. Mr. and Mrs. People (3:42)
12. Angel Voice (3:09)
13. Motive for Its Use (2:35)
14. The Disguise (3:48)
15. Change of the Century (2:36)
16. Focus on Sanity (7:28)
CD 2:
01. Congeniality (3:23)
02. Airborne (3:08)
03. Broadway Blues (4:19)
04. Beauty is a Rare Thing (3:14)
05. Face of the Bass (7:22)
06. Peace (4:55)
07. Little Symphony (3:29)
08. Eventually (1:13)
09. Humpty Dumpty (3:27)
10. Eos (1:11)
11. W.R.U. (5:15)
12. Check Up - Enfant (1:58)
13. I heard it over the Radio (7:23)
14. Round Trip (1:24)
15. Music Always (2:38)
16. Love Call (2:50)
17. Una Muy Bonita (5:49)

Aki Takase : piano
Silke Eberdard : alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

All compositions by Ornette Coleman
Except "Dedicated to OC-Doughnut" by Aki Takase
All arrangements by Aki Takase
Recorded, mixed and mastered September 19, 20, 21 2006 by Rainer Robben,
at Audio Cue Studio Berlin
Produced by Intakt Records
Intakt Records / Intakt Double CD 129(2CD) / 2007


something sweet, something tender
Aki Takase

01. Crepuscule with Nellie (Thelonious Monk) (7:04)
02. Walking Batterie Woman (Carla Bley) (4:47)
03. Something sweet, Something tender (Eric Dolphy) (5:18)
04. Intermission Music (Carla Bley) (3:03)
I. Something for A.
- 05. 57577 (Aki Takase) (4:00)
- 06. More than truly (Aki Takase) (1:17)
- 07. Into the silver down (Aki Takase) (2:22)
- 08. Possibly you like the thrill (Aki Takase) (1:48)
- 09. Against darkness (Aki Takase) (2:43)
- 10. Deep by deep (Aki Takase) (1:03)
11. Globe Unity (Alexander von Schlippenbach) (6:56)
12. The Sphinx (Ornette Coleman) (3:50)
13. Peace (Ornette Coleman) (5:34)
14. Locomotive (Thelonious Monk) (3:04)
15. Hinter meinem Rücken (Aki Takase) (3:31)
16. So long (Aki Takase) (4:24)

Aki Takase : piano

Recorded, mixed & mastered May 28-30. June 17. 2007 by Rainer Robben
at Audio Cue Studio Berlin
Produced by Aki Takase & Werner Aldinger
enja/Columbia / COCB-53678(CD) / 2007


Evergreen
Aki Takase & Rudi Mahall

01. Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington) (5:46)
02. I'll Remember Aplil (Gene de Paul) (3:19)
03. Bel Ami (Theo Mackeben) (6:34)
04. Tea for Two (Vincent Youmans) (3:36)
05. Moonglow (Will Hudson) (4:40)
06. You and the Night and the Music (Arthur Schwartz) (3:50)
07. How Long Has This Been Going On (George Gershwin) (5:13)
08. Cleopatra's Dream (Bud Powell) (3:50)
09. I'm Beginning to See the Light (Duke Ellington) (5:22)
10. Two Sleepy People (Hoagy Carmichael) (5:35)
11. Good Bait (Tadd Dameron) (3:44)
12. You Took Advantage of Me (Richard Rogers) (3:18)
13. It's Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen) (3:37)
14. Lulu's Back in Town (Harry Warren) (4:23)

Aki Takase : piano
Rudi Mahall : bass clarinet

Recorded July, 4 and 5, 2008 by Rainer Robben at AudioCue in Berlin.
Mixed and mastered by Rainer Robben, Rudi Mahall and Aki Takase
Produded by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt
Intakt / Intakt CD 152 / 2009


Yokohama
Aki Takase & Louis Sclavis

01. Peface (Takase/Sclavis) (2:17)
02. Shower (Takase/Sclavis) (2:03)
03. Kawaraban (Aki Takase) (3:20)
04. Bella Lux (Takase/Sclavis) (2:36)
05. Vol (Louis Sclavis) (5:05)
06. Ligne De Fuite (Louis Sclavis) (6:49)
07. Contre Contre (Louis Sclavis) (4:54)
08. Yokohama (Aki Takase) (5:03)
09. Le Temps D'apres (Louis Sclavis) (7:54)
10. Kurofume (Aki Takase) (3:17)
11. Raw Silk (Aki Takase) (6:12)
12. Windhoek Suite (Louis Sclavis) (4:51)
13. Buen Apetito (Aki Takase) (3:49)

Aki Takase : piano
Louis Sclavis : clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone

Recorded February, 19 and 20, 2009 at SWR-Studio Baden-Baden.
Produded by SWR 2 Redaktion Neue Musik/Jazz, Reinhard Kager, and Intakt Records.
Intakt / Intakt CD 165 / 2009


TAMA - Rolled Up
Aki Takase, Jan Roder and Oliver Steidle

01. Rolled Up (Takase) (5:07)
02. Ball of Yarm (Takase) (2:30)
03. Glass Beads (Takase/Roder) (5:57)
04. Smoke Ball (Takase) (5:02)
05. The Last Drop (Takase/Roder) (3:39)
06. Point 3 (Takase) (4:16)
07. Black Stone (Steidle/Roder/Takase) (2:25)
08. Round Table (Roder/Steidle/Takase) (3:47)
09. Drehbühne (Takase/Roder/Steidle) (3:09)
10. Ein Hoher Baum Fängt Viel Wind (Takase/Steidle/Roder) (3:38)
11. Breaking Egg (Takase) (5:18)
12. Perlen (Takase) (5:12)
13. Schöne Edelsteine (Takase) (4:51)

Aki Takase : piano
Jan Roder : double bass
Oliver Steidle : drums

Recorded at rbb Studio Saal 3, Berlin
March 16 & 17, 2009
Recording Team: Wolfgang Hoff, Peter Schladebach, Monika Steffens, Ulf Drechsel
Executive Producer: Ulli Blobel
jazzwerkstatt / jw 067 / 2009


makkana ohirune
Kimiko Itoh x Aki Takase

01. Les fenetres de tes yeux / me no mado (kazuko shiraishi/aki takase) (5:11)
02. september (kazuko shiraishi/aki takase) (3:40)
03. En triant des fleurs / kusa kakiwakete (yoko tawada/aki takase) (2:46)
04. La sieste rouge / makkana ohirune (yoko tawada/aki takase) (6:27)
05. Une fleur de fumee / kemuri no hana (yoko tawada/aki takase) (5:25)
06. neko no yakusoku (aki takase) (6:04)
07. aka tonbo (rofu miki/kosaku yamada) (4:08)
08. shikakui umi (kazuko shiraishi/aki takase) (2:41)
09. A ferris wheel / kanransha (aki takase) (4:42)

Kimiko Itoh : vocal
Aki Takase : piano
Nobuyoshi Ino : bass
Heinrich Koebberling : drums & percussions
Pierre Gilles : vocal

Produced by Aki Takase & Kimiko Itoh
Exective Producer: Hisao Ebine
Recorded at AudioCue Tonlabor, Berlin
Febrary 22-24 and March 30-31, 2010
Artwork on the cover by Yoshitomo Nara
VideoArts Music/CO / VACV-1053 / 2010


a week went by
Aki Takase

01. Surface tension (3:32)
02. A week went by (3:40)
03. Steinblock (2:46)
04. Just drop in (6:27)
05. 57577 (5:25)
06. Ima wa Mukashi (6:04)
07. Cell Culture (4:08)
08. Men are Shadows (2:41)
09. Yumetamago (4:42)

Aki Takase : piano
John Edwards : double bass
Tony Levin : drums
John Tchicai : alto saxophone, with special guest

Recorded in concert at Gateshead Town Hall
7 & 8 June 2008 by Chris Trent
psi records / psi 10.03 / 2010


Two For Two
Aki Takase & Han Bennink

01. Two for Two (Aki Takase) (2:40)
02. My Tokyo (Aki Takase) (6:20)
03. Locomotive (Thelonious Monk) (3:53)
04. Zankapfel (Aki Takase) (2:50)
05. Knut (dedicated to Yoko Tawada) (Aki Takase) (5:08)
06. Baumkuchen (Aki Takase) (3:30)
07. Monochrome (Aki Takase) (3:42)
08. Raise Four (Thelonious Monk) (3:15)
09. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (Eddie DeLange/Louis Alter) (4:37)
10. A chotto matte (Aki Takase) (4:19)
11. Hat and Beard (Eric Dolphy) (3:45)
12. Ohana Han (Aki Takase) (2:36)
13. Rolled Up (Aki Takase) (3:44)
14. Hell und dunkel (Aki Takase) (3:28)
15. Hommage to Thelonious Monk (Motive of Pannonica and Ask Me Now) (Aki Takase) (7:25)
16. Two for Two (Aki Takase) (1:57)

Aki Takase : piano
Han Bennink : drums

Recorded May 2-4, 2011 by Kulturradio vomRundfunk Berlin Brandenburg.
Intakt Records / Intakt CD 193 / 2011


Beauty Is The Thing
KANON: Aki Takase, Kazuhisa Uchihashi & Axel Dörner

01. A Break Into The Clouds (32:29)
02. Hear It Very Close (12:54)
03. An Aquatic Plant (7:31)
04. That Sense Of Curving (4:43)

KANON:
Aki Takase : piano, inside piano
Kazuhisa Uchihashi : guitar, effects and daxophone
Axel Dörner : trumpet

all compositions by Takase, Uchihashi & Dörner
recorded at b-flat jazz club in Berlin, Germany on 11 December, 2007
recorded, mixed and mastered by Axel Dörner
produced by Aki Takase, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Axel Dörner & Jun Numata
doubt music / dmf-141 / 2011


NEW BLUES
Aki Takase

01. New Blues (Aki Takase) (5:36)
02. The Joint Is Jumpin' (Thomas "Fats" Waller) (4:50)
03. Recyclable Energy (Aki Takase) (3:07)
04. Dr.Jazz (Melrose-Oliver) (3:41)
05. So Long Knut (Aki Takase) (6:03)
06. Jitterbug Waltz (Thomas "Fats" Waller) (3:04)
07. Wild Cat Blues (Thomas "Fats" Waller) (4:00)
08. Honeysuckle Rose (Thomas "Fats" Waller) (1:19)
I. Home Sweet Home
09. Alpha (Aki Takase) (1:44)
10. Seven Eleven (Aki Takase) (3:53)
11. Late Spring music (Aki Takase, words:E.E.Cummings) (4:22)
12. Mr.Jelly Lord music ("Jelly Roll" Morton, words:Eugene Chadbourne) (1:35)
13. Menphis Blues (W.C.Handy) (4:04)
14. Take The U. Train (Aki Takase) (4:04)
15. Dead Man Blues ("Jelly Roll" Morton) (4:18)

Aki Takase : piano, arrangement
Eugene Chadbourne : vocal, banjo, guitar
Rudi Mahall : bassclarinet
Nils Wogram : trombone
Paul Lovens : drums
guest: Alex von Schlippenbach : trumpet (take 15)

recorded June 23/24 2011 at Pfingstrosenstudio, Munich
sound engineer : Anton Rädler
mixed and mastered September 16/17 2011 at Pfingstrosenstudio, Munich
produced by Aki Takase & Werner Aldinger
enja / yeb-7723 / 2012


Für Paul Klee
Sven-Åke Johansson

01. In Einem Zimmer Gefangen (4:30)
02. Schälkchen Auf Meinen Lippen (4:15)
03. Ich Muss Blass Sein (3:34)
04. Sprache Ohne Vernunft Ein Gedicht Mit Den Reimen EpigrammeMit Den Reimen (8:07)
05. Eine Satire Auf Die Kraftmeierei In Solchem Zustand Gibt Gefastet (4:56)
06. Satirisches Opus Auf Dürre Finger Wird Ein Tuch Gespannt Beim Anblick Eines Baumes (5:32)
07. Bin Ich Gott? (3:52)
08. Wahre Anekdoten (2:05)
09. Der Mond Handlung Sei Ausserordentlich Reduktion! (7:43)
10. Die Drossen Tiere Trauern Am Tisch (1:57)
11. Die Genesis Als Formale Bewegung Ist Das Wesentliche Formbildung (7:35)
12. Tone Aus Der Ferne (2:36)
13. Romantische Attacken? (1:03)

Sven-Åke Johansson : flüstertüte
Aki Takase : klavier
Alexander von Schlippenbach : celesta
Axel Dörner : Trompete
Werner Dafeldecker : kontrabass
Paul Lovens : perkussion

Aufgenommen am 12. Dezember 2007 von Alex Buess in Bern, Schweiz.
jw(jazzwerkstatt) / 097 / 2012


My Ellington
Aki Takase

01. The Mooche (6:38)
02. A Little Max (Parfait) (2:39)
03. Solitude (6:26)
04. In a Mellow Tone - Do Nothing till You Hear from Me (6:10)
05. Caravan (7:11)
06. Lotus Pond. Dedicated to D.E. (by Aki Takase) (3:40)
07. Love You Madly - I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (4:21)
08. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (5:16)
09. Take the Coiltrane (2:58)
10. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)) (3:28)
11. Fleurette Africaine (2:53)
12. Battle Royal (3:18)
13. Ad Lib on Nippon (4:51)

Aki Takase : piano

Co,positions by Duke Ellington except "Lotus Pond" by Aki Takase
Recorded April 16/17 2012 by Kulturradio vom Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg.
Intakt / CD-213 / 2013


La Planète - - Flying Soul
Aki Takase

01. X Into the Woods (3:51)
02. g Rouge Stone (0:54)
03. Wasserspiegel (3:41)
04. So Onigawarau (2:34)
05. wP Finger Princess (1:09)
06. Morning Bell (0:51)
07. T Turtle Mirror (1:23)
08. Reading (0:56)
09. Intoxication (1:50)
10. w Schoolwork (2:32)
11. Flying Soul (9:01)
12. Tarantella (9:01)
13. Twelve Tone Tales (5:27)
13. Moon Cake (6:26)
13. Piece for "La Planète" (9:18)

Aki Takase : piano, celesta
Louis Sclavis : clarinet, bass clarinet
Dominique Pifarély : violin
Vincent Courtois : cello

All compositions by Aki Takase except Twelve Tone Tales by Alexander von Schlippenbach. Recorded September 6, 7, 8, 2012 at Hans Rosbaud-Studio SWR Baden-Baden.
Intakt / CD-220 / 2014


So Long, Eric! - Homage to Eric Dolphy
Alexander von Schlippenbach & Aki Takase

01. Les (4:01)
02. Hat And Beard (13:04)
03. The Prophet (6:05)
04. 17 West (4:03)
05. Serene (4:32)
06. Miss Ann (9:06)
07. Something Sweet, Something Tender (5:25)
08. Out There (7:34)
09. Out To Lunch (13:16)

Aki Takase : e.piano
Alexander von Schlippenbach : piano
Karl Berger : vibraphone
Rudi Mahall : bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Tobias Delius : tenor Saxophone
Henrik Walsdorff : alto Saxophone
Axel Dörner : trumpet
Nils Wogram : trombone
WilbertT de Joode : bass
Antonio Borghini : bass
Han Bennink : drums
Heinrich Köbberling : drums

Compositions by Eric Dolphy.
Arrangements by Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase.
Recorded live June 19, 20, 2014, in Berlin by Kulturradio vom Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg.
Intakt / CD-239 / 2014


Hotel Zauberberg
Aki Takase & Ayumi Paul

01. Ankunft (Takase) (1:12)
02. Der Schnee (Takase, Paul) (3:47)
03. Analyse (Takase) (3:00)
04. Was Ist Die Zeit?(1) (Takase) (2:34)
05. Hans (Takase) (4:42)
06. Ewigkeitssuppe (Takase) (2:40)
07. Eulenspiegel (Takase, Paul) (2:47)
08. W.A.Mozart. Menuett, KV 1, G-Dur (2:54)
09. Peerperkorn (Takase, Paul) (2:07)
10. J.S.Bach. Partita Nr.3, BWV 1006, Preludio (3:50)
11. Veränderung (Takase, Paul) (2:12)
12. Donnerschlag (Takase) (6:20)
13. Was Ist Die Zeit?(2) (Takase) (1:49)
14. Frau Chauchat (Takase) (4:14)
15. Vetter J. (Takase) (2:16)
16. Zauberlied (Takase) (2:18)
17. Was Ist Die Zeit?(3) (Takase) (2:21)
18. Finis Operis (Takase, Paul) (1:26)

Aki Takase : piano
Ayumi Paul : violin

Recorded, mixed and mastered Junuary and May 2014 by Kulturradio vom Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg.
Intakt / CD-244 / 2015


The First Years in Europe
Aki Takase

cd 01. Song For Hope / 1982
cd 02. Shima Shoka / 1990
cd 03. Alice / 1990
cd 04. Oriental Express / 1996
cd 05. Duet for Eric Dolphy / 1997



executive producer: Nadja Weber
enja records Horst Weber Gmbh
enja / CD-9230-2(5CD BOX) / 2015


LOK 03+1 SIGNALS
Aki Takase, Alexander von Schlippenbach, DJ Illvibe, Paul Lovens

CD:
01. Message From Aries
02. Dragged In
03. Uncle Gun
04. Animals Exodus
05. Curved
06. The Gift
07. Signals
08. Cubic
09. Waterrun (Part 1)
10. Waterrun (Part 2)
11. Ecce Out
12. Chemist Zero
13. Robot Attack
14. The Laboratory Of Dr. Mabuse
15. Rogo
16. Control Or Delete

LP:
Side A:
01. Message From Aries
02. Dragged In
03. Uncle Gun
04. Animals Exodus
05. Curved
06. Signals
Side B:
07. Cubic
08. Waterrun (Part 2)
09. Chemist Zero
10. The Laboratory Of Dr. Mabuse
11. Control Or Delete

Aki Takase : piano
Alexander von Schlippenbach : piano
DJ Illvibe : turntables, faderboard
Paul Lovens : drums

Produced by Lok 03.
Recorded by Rainer Robben at AudioCue, Berlin
Mixed by DJ Illvibe at Krauts Kitchen, Berlin except "Uncle Gun" and "Robot Attack" recorded and mixed by Moses Schneider at Chez Cherie, Berlin.
Mastered by Beat Halberschmidt at Lazerbass' Reinforcement Plant and Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering.
Cover-Art by Philip Hillers.
Trost Records / TR-136(CD&LP) / 2016


Aki Takase / Daniele D'Agaro
Aki Takase & Daniele D'Agaro

01. Dodona (A.Takase - D.D'Agaro) (3:47)
02. Long Armed Woman (D.D'Dgaro) (3:47)
03. The Angel is an Evil (A.Takase) (3:00)
04. Ultramarine #74 (D.D'Agaro) (2:34)
05. Sauer Grapes (A.Takase) (4:42)
06. Raise Four (T.Monk) (2:40)
07. The Glow of the Morning (A.Takase) (2:47)
08. The Pantry Blues (D.D'Agaro) (2:54)
09. Hinter meinem Rucken (A.Takase) (2:07)
10. Contromano (A.Takase - D.D'Agaro) (3:50)
11. Never, Ever (A.Takase - D.D'Agaro) (2:12)

Aki Takase : piano
Daniele D'Agaro : clarinet & tenor sax

Produced by Stefano Amerio
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Stefano Amerio
Artesuono recording studios - Cavalicco (Udine) Italy
Cover patchworks by Chiara De Santi
Aki Takase plays on Fazioli F278 Grand Piano
artesuono / ART-150 / 2016


TAMA - Goldfish
Aki Takase, Jan Roder and Oliver Steidle

01. Oitoma (dedicated to my mother) Aki Takase (7:32)
02. Goldfish (for Jan) (5:30)
03. Seven Eleven Aki Takase (3:23)
04. Icy Blue Jan Roder (4:55)
05. Oja Oliver Steidle (3:07)
06. The City in the Piano Aki Takase (4:24)
07. Bell the Cat Aki Takase (5:01)
08. Chat Noir Aki Takase (4:13)
09. Dark Yellow Aki Takase (4:54)
10. My Calypso (dedicated to ensemble sonne dance company) Aki Takase (2:06)

Aki Takase : piano
Jan Roder : bass
Oliver Steidle : drums, percussion

Recordings dates: 22-23. June. 2016
Recording Locationm: Studio H2 Berlin
Recorded and Mixed by Marco Birkner
Producer: Nadja Weber, Aki Takase
Cover Design: Natsumi Komatsu
Photos: Simon McEachran
Linernotes: Volker Doberstein
enja / CD9746(CD) / 2016


CHERRY
Aki Takase & David Murray

01. Cherry - Sakura (Aki Takase) (9:20)
02. A Very Long Letter (Aki Takase) (5:44)
03. Let's Cool One (Thelonious Monk) (5:41)
04. To A.P.Kern (David Murray) (5:55)
05. Stressology (David Murray) (6:27)
06. Nobuko (Aki Takase) (6:18)
07. Blues for David (Aki Takase) (4:52)
08. A Long March to Freedom (David Murray) (6:28)

Aki Takase : piano
David Mutray : tenor sax, bass clarinet

Recorded April 30, 2016, at Studio SRF, Zürich, by Michael Brändle.
Mixed and mastered at Hard Studios Winterhur by Michael Brändle.
Liner notes: Bill Shoemaker.
Photos: Francesca Pfeffer.
Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Executive producer: Florian Keller.
Produced and copyright by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.
INTAKT / CD-278(CD) / 2017


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