Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Masayuki Takayanagi - 2009 - Archive I

New Direction Unit
2009 
Archive I



Disc 1 (B-14)

   1. Improvisation 1 (23:52)
   2. Improvisation 2 (16:52)
   3. Improvisation 3 (15:35)
   4. Improvisation 4 (19:07)

New Direction Unit
Masayuki Takayanagi: gut guitar (2, 3), electric guitar (1, 4)
Yoshiaki Fujikawa: flute (3), clarinet (2), alto saxophone (4), soprano saxophone (1)
Hiroshi Yamazaki: percussion (2-4)
Akira Ijima: gut guitar (2, 3), electric guitar (1, 4)

Recorded live at Another Situation first concert, Pulcinella, Shibuya, Tokyo, September 4, 1977

Disc 2 (B-15)

   1. Improvisation 1 (16:19)
   2. Improvisation 2 (13:16)
   3. Improvisation 3 (9:31)
   4. Improvisation 4 (14:13)
   5. Improvisation 5 [Mass Projection] (23:53)

New Direction Unit
Masayuki Takayanagi: gut guitar (1), electric guitar (2, 4, 5)
Yoshiaki Fujikawa: flute (1), clarinet (4), alto saxophone (3, 5), soprano saxophone (2)
Akira Ijima: gut guitar (1), electric guitar (2, 4, 5)

Recorded live at New Direction Unit Regular Concert No. 35, Jean Jean, Shibuya, Tokyo, June 2, 1977

Disc 3 (B-16)

   1. Improvisaiton 1 (13:47)
   2. Improvisation 2 (11:43)
   3. Improvisation 3 (11:40)
   4. Improvisation 4 (9:59)
   5. Improvisaiton 5 [Mass Projection] (27:21)

New Direction Unit
Masayuki Takayanagi: gut guitar (2), electric guitar (1, 3, 5)
Yoshiaki Fujikawa: flute (2), clarinet (3), alto saxophone (4, 5), soprano saxophone (1)
Hiroshi Yamazaki: percussion (1-3, 5)
Akira Ijima: gut guitar (2), electric guitar (1, 3, 5)

Recorded live at New Direction Unit Regular Concert No. 36, Jean Jean, Shibuya, Tokyo, August 4, 1977

Disc 4 (B-17)

   1. Improvisaiton 1 [Gradually Projection] (39:02)
   2. Improvisation 2 [Mass Projection] (38:38)

New Direction Unit
Masayuki Takayanagi: gut guitar, electric guitar
Yoshiaki Fujikawa: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Yamazaki: percussion
Akira Ijima: gut guitar, electric guitar
Kenji Seyama: percussion

Recorded live at New Direction Unit Regular Concert No. 39, Jean Jean, Shibuya, Tokyo, February 10, 1978

Disc 5 (B-18)

   1. Improvisation 1 (19:40)
   2. Improvisation 2 (14:46)
   3. Improvisation 3 (12:36)
   4. Improvisation 4 [Mass Projection] (22:20)

New Direction Unit
Masayuki Takayanagi: gut guitar (2), electric guitar (1, 4)
Kenji Mori: flute (1), bass clarinet (2), alto saxophone (4)
Nobuyoshi Ino: bass (1, 2, 4)
Hiroshi Yamazaki: percussion (1, 2, 4), drums (3)
Akira Ijima: gut guitar (2), electric guitar (1, 4)
Kenji Seyama: percussion (1, 2, 4)

Recorded live at New Direction Unit Regular Concert No. 43, Jean Jean, Shibuya, Tokyo, October 6, 1978
Includes an insert with a chronology of New Direction Unit (in Japanese) by Saburo Sugitani
Includes an 8-page booklet with liner notes in Japanese by Michiko Takayanagi, photos of memos written by Masayuki Takayanagi, and a photo of Masayuki Takayanagi by Tatsuo Minami

Released in June 2009
Limited edition of 500

AMAZING RELEASE!! Between 1977-1978 Japanese improvising guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi performed with his "New Direction Unit" in a series of concerts of different formats (trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, &c). This "Archive" box set included the recordings of 5 concerts in Japan: the "another situtation" concert at Purcinera and "Regular Concerts" from Jean Jean in Shibuya. Comprised of live improvisations, this beautifully packaged box also has a booklet with details on the concerts, though most of the text is in Japanese, and an insert with discographical information.


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  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/40y7lh79v0t7/3712.rar

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  2. Beautiful stuff.
    Thanks a million.

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