Taj-Mahal Travellers, The

タージ・マハル旅行団

Also known as タジマハール旅行団, Taj Mahal Travelers, Taj Mahal Travellers, Taj Mahal Travellers, The, Taj-Mahal Travelers, The, Taj-Mahal Travellers
Members of Taj-Mahal Travellers, The: Kinji Hayashi, Michihiro Kimura, Ryo Koike, Seiji Nagai, Takehisa Kosugi, Tokio Hasegawa, Yukio Tsuchiya

Discography of Taj-Mahal Travellers, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 August 1974 4 Audio 1998-11-25 P-Vine Records
2 July 15, 1972 3 Audio 2002
3 Live Stockholm July, 1971 2 Audio 2000 Drone Syndicate
4 OZ Days Live 1973 6 Audio Not On Label
5 July 15, 1972 3 Audio 1972 CBS/Sony
6 July 15, 1972 3 Audio Iskra Records
7 Live Stockholm July, 1971 2 Audio 2006 Walhalla
8 On "Tour" 15 Audio 2008-12-19 Super Fuji Discs
9 Live In Stockholm 1971 2 Audio 2008-12-19 Super Fuji Discs
10 Excerpt From Taj Mahal Travellers 1 August 1974 2 Audio 1983 Denon
11 Live At Moderna Museet In Stockholm - 9th July 1971 2 Audio 2011
12 Live At Moderna Museet In Stockholm - 1st July 1971 2 Audio 2011
13 August 1974 4 Audio 2011-10-03 Phoenix Records (2)
14 August 1974 4 Audio 2011-11-00 Phoenix Records (2)
15 Live 4 Audio 2011 B 13
16 July 15, 1972 3 Audio 2011-11-00 Klimt Records
17 Live At The Moderna Museet In Stockholm, 1 & 9 July 1971 4 Audio 2011 Klimt Records
18 Live In Stockholm 1971 2 Audio 2008 Not On Label
19 July 15, 1972 3 Audio 2013 Bamboo (2)
20 July 15, 1972 3 Audio 2013 Bamboo (2)
21 Sound Picnic At Kuwanichika 2 Audio 2013 Not On Label (The Taj-Mahal Travellers)
22 July 15, 1972 3 Audio CBS/Sony


Formed in 1969 by "six meta-music creators & one electronic engineer", this group created stunning cosmic music which was always entirely improvised. The ensemble regularly played throughout Japan and was best known for events such as playing all day at a beach in Kanagawa. In 1971, they made their first tour of Europe, meeting up with [a=Don Cherry], among others. The following year, they returned, but with a twist. From Rotterdam, they drove an old Volkswagon bus all the way to Pakistan, picking up santoors [a type of dulcimer instrument] on the way in Iran. Finding the border between Pakistan and India closed, they sold the bus and flew to India - finally travelling to the Taj Mahal. Upon their return to Japan, they played a benefit concert on July 15, 1972, to help pay for their return to U.K. This concert was recorded and issued as the first of their two LPs. Though playing for television and radio many times, both in Japan and Europe, and playing many concert and festivals, their next record did not come until 1975. Recorded in August of 1974, this would prove to be the last official release by the group, which started to come apart later in 1975. After the group disbanded, almost all of the members stopped their involvement with music and disappeared. The notable exception was [a=Takehisa Kosugi], who continues to be active to this day. Also, in recent years, the youngest member of the group, [a=Seiji Nagai] has returned from India and become active with electronic music again. In addition to these core members, the group was joined by occasional guests such as [a=Hirokazu Sato] and [a=Kazuo Imai].


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