Masayuki Takayanagi

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Masayuki Takayanagi
Also known as "Jojo"
Born (1932-12-22)December 22, 1932
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Died May 23, 1991(1991-05-23) (aged 58)
Genres Jazz
Free improv
Noise
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1951–91
Associated acts Kaoru Abe
Otomo Yoshihide
Keiji Haino
Nobuyoshi Ino
Masahiko Togashi

Masayuki 'Jojo' Takayanagi (高柳昌行) (December 22, 1932 – June 23, 1991) was a Japanese jazz / free improvisation / noise musician. He was active in the Japanese jazz scene from the late 1950s. In the 1960s he formed New Directions (later New Direction Unit), which recorded several albums throughout the 1970s. He also recorded several albums with saxophonist Kaoru Abe, including Kaitai Teki Kohkan, Gradually Projection and Mass Projection.

Partial discography[edit]

  • Independence: Tread On Sure Ground (Tiliqua, 1970)
  • Call In Question (PSF, 1970, released 1994)
  • Live Independence (1970)
  • A Jazzy Profile Of Jojo (1970)
  • Kaitai Teki Kohkan (with Kaoru Abe 1970)
  • Mass Projection (with Kaoru Abe 1970)
  • Gradually Projection (with Kaoru Abe 1970)
  • Complete "La Grima" (1971)
  • Free Form Suite (1972)
  • Eclipse (1975)
  • April Is The Cruellest Month (1975)
  • Axis: Another Revolable Thing, Vol. 1 (1975, released 2006)
  • Axis: Another Revolable Thing, Vol. 2 (1975, released 2006)
  • Mass Hysterism: In Another Situation (1983)
  • Dislocation (1983)
  • Action Direct: Live At Zojoji Hall (1985)
  • El Pulso (1990)
  • Reason For Being (with Nobuyoshi Ino 1990)
  • Inanimate Nature: Action Direct/Live At Jean Jean (1990)
  • Three Improvised Variations On A Theme Of Qadhafi (1990)

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