1.10.08


MASAHIKO TOGASHI - RINGS (1975)

12 solo pieces - togashi plays drums,
percussion, vibes, marimba,
celesta & glockenspiel

30 comments:

vesper said...

Hi El Goog, it took me some time!

http://sharebee.com/331a93c3
http://sharebee.com/3e432a9e

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU. I have one of his JPN LPs as CPU and have been ISO more of his LPs. Thanks!

bamabob said...

While not my cup of tea, but it is a remarkable recording! Never expected to see it posted--thanks for exceeding my expectations again!

el goog said...

Ya vesper. Great work.
In future, I guess 1009 will try "We Now Create".
I will post "Session in Paris, Vol. 1" ,too. Yep coming soon.
best,
eG

lc said...

hello vesper,

to say that the sharing of this one album was most anticipated is an understatement.
the only copy I was able to locate is up for grabs at over 100 euros.
so, thank you so much for sharing the music, until some record company understands the interest of it...

lc said...

me again.
'currently listening to the thing with loads of pleasure!
to anyone who hasn't let themselves tempted by downloading it, I must stress the fact even if it's certainly not jazz, by anybody's standard, it's certainly a recording made by a talented and creative percusionist.
probably more reminiscent of Japanese traditional music as well as of some threads in (still) contemporary music, you definitely should give it a try.
thanks again for sharing.

Anthony Dolphin said...

Thank you for the wonderful selections. I had the extreme good fortune to see the late, great Togashi Masahiko playing on a number of occasions including a solo performance at Kanagawa Arts Centre, and I've rarely seen a musician as 'inside' the music he was playing. He cast spells when he played. Anthony Dolphin, Santa Sprees, Tokyo

Anonymous said...

I have a few oop Togashis which I could put up here if anyone is interested - titles that spring to mind are:
SONG FOR MYSELF
SPEED AND SPACE
WE NOW CREATE
SPRITUAL NATURE
COSMIC PULSATION UNITY
BURA BURA
some others too, will have to look
which ones are most sought after? I don't know which are already circulating on this and other blogs
Togashi was an incredible talent for sure
For my part, I'm seeking TOGASHI/TAKAYANAGI - PULSATIONS LP
if anyone has that
let me know

Anonymous said...

try this

http://bigfatsatanist.blogspot.com/2008/09/masahiko-togashi-quartet-we-now-create.html

lc said...

hello anonymous,
thanks for the tip regarding WE NOW CREATE.
I, for one, would be interested in the other ones.
thanks in any case.

el goog said...

Thanks anonymous.
I'm interested in your other Togashi.
But I do not seem to be able to fill you. Because it is expensive even if it is serious to find it very much, and finds it. I had ever seen "PULSATIONS" that the price tag of $200 has been put up before.

Anyway here please instead, if you don't have it.
Masayuki Togashi - Session in Paris Vol.1: Song of Soil [1979] [Paddle Wheel/King Record GP-3206]

peace,
eG

vesper said...

anonymous-fan of Togashi
Feel free to drop your OOPs here, I'll make proper posts of them if you want, or at El Goog's, there surely are many people around eager to grab them!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I'll get to it as soon as I can. Good news is that I found a copy of "Sketch" by Togashi in Holland a few days ago. It is an amazing record and will appear here soon.

Anonymous said...

MASAHIKO TOGASHI - SONG FOR MYSELF
(East Wind (JP) EW 7006, 1974)

MT - d, perc
Sadao Watanabe - fl (1)
Masahiko Satoh - p (2)
Masabumi Kikuchi - p (4)

http://rapidshare.com/files/156222662/masahiko_togashi_-_song_for_myself.zip.html




MASAHIKO TOGASHI - SPIRITUAL NATURE
(Inner City (USA) LP, 1979)

MT - perc, celesta
Sadao Watanabe - fl, sn,a
Shigeo Suzuki - fl, ss
Masami Nakagawa - fl, bfl
Masahiko Satoh - p, marimba, glockenspeil
Keiki Midorikawa - cello, b
Yoshio Ikeda - b
Shohji Nakayama - perc
Yoshisaburoh Toyozumi - perc
Noboru Tanaka - perc

Live recording April 9, 1975 at Kohseinenkin-Kaikan, Tokyo
except 5 at Victor Studio, Tokyo April 29, 1975

http://rapidshare.com/files/156224761/masahiko_togashi_-_spiritual_nature.zip.html



MASAHIKO TOGASHI QUARTET - SKETCH
(Denon Jazz (Jp) LP 1977)


Masahiko Togashi - percussion
Masami Nakagawa - as, fl, perc
Takashi Kako - p, perc
Keiki Midorikawa - b, cello, perc

Tokyo june 7,8 &9, 1977

http://rapidshare.com/files/156221734/masahiko_togashi_quartet_-_sketch.zip.html

Those of you who found Rings tough going should try these - they are more "jazz" than the solo percussion stuff and more accessible. Not less good or less avant-garde of course. These are rips from my own LP copies. I have some others on tape and CDR but need to find them first. Hope you enjoy

Anonymous said...

MASAHIKO TOGASHI - SONG FOR MYSELF
(East Wind (JP) EW 7006, 1974)

MT - d, perc
Sadao Watanabe - fl (1)
Masahiko Satoh - p (2)
Masabumi Kikuchi - p (4)

http://rapidshare.com/files/156222662/masahiko_togashi_-_song_for_myself.zip.html




MASAHIKO TOGASHI - SPIRITUAL NATURE
(Inner City (USA) LP, 1979)

MT - perc, celesta
Sadao Watanabe - fl, sn,a
Shigeo Suzuki - fl, ss
Masami Nakagawa - fl, bfl
Masahiko Satoh - p, marimba, glockenspeil
Keiki Midorikawa - cello, b
Yoshio Ikeda - b
Shohji Nakayama - perc
Yoshisaburoh Toyozumi - perc
Noboru Tanaka - perc

Live recording April 9, 1975 at Kohseinenkin-Kaikan, Tokyo
except 5 at Victor Studio, Tokyo April 29, 1975

http://rapidshare.com/files/156224761/masahiko_togashi_-_spiritual_nature.zip.html



MASAHIKO TOGASHI QUARTET - SKETCH
(Denon Jazz (Jp) LP 1977)


Masahiko Togashi - percussion
Masami Nakagawa - as, fl, perc
Takashi Kako - p, perc
Keiki Midorikawa - b, cello, perc

Tokyo june 7,8 &9, 1977

http://rapidshare.com/files/156221734/masahiko_togashi_quartet_-_sketch.zip.html

Those of you who found Rings tough going should try these - they are more "jazz" than the solo percussion stuff and more accessible. Not less good or less avant-garde of course. These are rips from my own LP copies. I have some others on tape and CDR but need to find them first. Hope you enjoy

vesper said...

A million thanks, two of them unknown to me!!

el goog said...

Oh anonymous-fan of Togashi :)
Thank you so much, and vesper too

Are you interested in "Guild for Human Music"?
If you were, I will drop at next week.

ish said...

ooh such cool stuff. thanks folks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have Bura Bura (with Dave Holland, Steve Lacy, and Don Cherry, if I recall). Thanks!

lc said...

thank you so much, anonymous, for those OOP rarities.
hopefully, I know I'm repeating myself, some record company will some day understand the potential of that music and make it widely available again.
'same goes with BURA BURA which I haven't been able to get my hands onto, so I'm unfortunately unable to return the favor.
thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I have Bura Bura somewhere - will try to find it.
Guid For Human Music? Please!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the TOGASHI!!!! Anyone seen the Voice From Yonder LP? I have the JPN LP, but no turntable to transfer. It was my fave of his recs. Stark.

il angelo said...

thanks vespers and anonymous, these are incredible records many of us cannot reach. Very appreciated you made available

glmlr said...

Many thanks indeed for Rings". Wonderful solo record.

Art Simon said...

Thanks, and thanks again to Anonymous. So cool!

DarkHorse said...

Anonymous, thank you so much for Masahiko Togashi!!!

BabyBreeze said...

Just a note to add my thanks for these. Not normally my area of ear patrol, but I'm always interested in expanding that territory.

el goog said...

Hi anonymous-fan of Togashi
Not too late to grab this :)
Masahiko Togashi - Guild for Human Music

makuma said...

Thanks so much,, Just happened to check the price of this on amazon.co.uk - 110 pounds ... Outch!

alex said...

superb drops vesper & mr anon-
essential listening for all j-jazz lovers
THANKYOU!

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