Masayuki Takayanagi

高柳昌行 (Takayanagi Masayuki)

Also known as 高柳昌行, JoJo Takayanagi, M. Takayanagi, M.Takayanagi, Masayuki "JoJo" Takayanagi, Masayuki Jojo Takayanagi, Masayuki Takayanagi Action Direct, Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction, Takayanagi, Takayanagi Masayuki, Takayanagi New Direction
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Discography of Masayuki Takayanagi:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Action Direct Live At Zojoji Hall 1985 3 Audio 2005 Tiliqua Records
2 Action Direct 3 Audio 1987 ALM-Uranoia
3 Experimental Performance With John Zorn 4 Audio 1986 Mobys Record
4 Masayuki Takayanagi Archive 1 26 Audio 2009-06-23
5 The Complete Works Of Jojo: Jazz 1 6 Audio 2009-08-22 Jinya Disc
6 The Complete Works Of Jojo: Action Direct 1 6 Audio 2009-08-01 Jinya Disc
7 Lonely Woman 6 Audio 2002 Three Blind Mice
8 Lonely Woman 6 Audio 1982 Three Blind Mice
9 Encounter And Improvisation 3 Audio 2012-04-00
10 銀巴里セッション [Ginparis Session] 4 Audio 1972 Three Blind Mice
11 Independence: Tread On Sure Ground 6 Audio 1970 Union Records (3)
12 Eclipse / 侵蝕 3 Audio 1975 Iskra Records (2)
13 A Jazzy Profile Of Jojo 11 Audio 1970 Victor
14 銀巴里セッション [Ginparis Session] 4 Audio 2006-11-22 Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc.

Pioneering Japanese free improvisation guitarist. Born 22 December 1932 in Tokyo, turned professional in 1951, and formed the first of many groups with the New Direction moniker in 1954. Was a leading member of every avant-garde movement in Japanese jazz from the fifties onwards.

Towards the end of his life Takayanagi moved into complex 'Action Direct' works for tabletop guitar, tapes and electronics that verge on pure noise in their intent.

Died 23 June 1991.

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