Aki Takahashi

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    6 Album Leaves for Piano, Op. 165: No. 2, TangoAki Takahashi
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    Souvenirs, Op. 28: No. 5, Hesitation-TangoAki Takahashi
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        b. 24 December 1931, Yamagata, Japan. As a young man Takahashi played saxophones, becoming a professional musician in the early 50s. He became well known in Japan as a tenor player and, eventually, as a band leader. In 1966 he formed his big band, Tokyo Union, a powerhouse outfit with a strong, rhythmic pulse and often fearsome playing from the brass. TakahashiGÇÖs solo style is strong, with a mainstream bent. His high standards of musicianship are demonstrated by the well-rehea... Read more

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