Aki Takahashi
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The Birthday Party: I. The Toasts (Remembrances)
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The Birthday Party: II. Erik Satie Shows Up (Again) and Stays (Until the Bottle is Finished)
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The Birthday Party: III. The Birthday Cake
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The Birthday Party: IV. Afterwards. Autumn Evening (aki no kure)
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Blessingway: Night Song

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Aki 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. Takahashi's solo style is strong, with a mainstream bent. His high standards of musicianship are demonstrated by the well-rehears... Read more

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