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Aki Takase

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 26, 1948    

Aki Takase

Born in Japan, lessons of piano since 3 years old, later on studies of music at Tohogakuen Music University.

Since 1978 several stays in the USA. Many concerts & recordings in Japan with Dave Liebman, Lester Bowie, Joe Henderson, Cecil McBee.

1981 first concert in Germany at Jazzfestival Berlin/Philharmonie. Since 1987 live in Berlin.

Intensive work with Alex von Schlippenbach (Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra) and other musicians of the European New Jazz. (Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, Han Bennink, Tony Oxley...)

In Duo with Maria Joao(1987-1994), with David Murray. in Trio with Rashed Ali and Reggie Workman...
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Awards

The "SWR-Jazz Award" 2002

The German Record Critics Award of 2004: "Aki Takase Plays Fats Waller"

"Berliner Zeitung Award" 1999

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    Flying Soul

    Intakt Records
    2014
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    Plays Fats Waller In Berlin

    Enja Records
    2013
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    My Ellington

    Enja Records
    2013
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    New Blues

    Enja Records
    2012
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    Two For Two

    Intakt Records
    2011
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    A Week Went By

    Psi
    2010
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    Aki Takase: A Week Went By


    2010
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