Aki Takase

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Aki Takase (高瀬 アキ) (born January 26, 1948 in Osaka) is a critically acclaimed, award-winning Japanese jazz pianist and composer.

Raised in Tokyo, she received her first piano lessons at the age of three and later studied at Toho Gakuen Music University. Influenced by the work of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus, Takase soon turned to improvisation, and since 1971 is regularly performing professionally; by the age of 25, she was already leading her own groups.

Married to Alexander von Schlippenbach.
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TP-60331 Aki Takase - As Time Goes By album art Aki Takase As Time Goes By Toshiba Records TP-60331 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
HL-5010 Aki Takase - Minerva's Owl album art Aki Takase Minerva's Owl (Album) Continental (7) HL-5010 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
KUL-5019 Aki Takase - Esprit album art Yoshio Ikeda / Aki Takase Yoshio Ikeda / Aki Takase - Esprit (Album) Union Jazz KUL-5019 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
28MJ 3230 Aki Takase - Perdido album art Aki Takase Perdido (Album) Enja Records 28MJ 3230 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
KUL-5018 Aki Takase - ABC album art Aki Takase ABC (Album) Union Jazz KUL-5018 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
30141-25 Aki Takase - Double Focus album art Al Vizzutti*, Takase Aki*, Urushibara Keiko*, Tomoda Yoshiaki Chamber Orchestra, Kim Hong-Je Al Vizzutti*, Takase Aki*, Urushibara Keiko*, Tomoda Yoshiaki Chamber Orchestra, Kim Hong-Je - Double Focus Vap 30141-25 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Lunatic 001 Aki Takase - Twilight Monologues album art Masahiko Sato* / Aki Takase / Ichiko Hashimoto / Takashi Kako Masahiko Sato* / Aki Takase / Ichiko Hashimoto / Takashi Kako - Twilight Monologues(LP) Lunatic Records (4) Lunatic 001 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Mobys 0003, LM-1651 Aki Takase - Ten i mu ho album art Aki Takase, Nobuyoshi Ino Aki Takase, Nobuyoshi Ino - Ten i mu ho (Album) Mobys Record, Mobys Record Mobys 0003, LM-1651 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
11 0067-1 511 Aki Takase - Jazzperanto album art Jana Koubková & Aki Takase Jana Koubková & Aki Takase - Jazzperanto (Album) Supraphon 11 0067-1 511 Czechoslovakia 1988 Sell This Version
enja CD 5075-52 Aki Takase - Looking For Love album art Maria João, Aki Takase Maria João, Aki Takase - Looking For Love (Album) Enja Records enja CD 5075-52 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
6062 Aki Takase - Shima Shoka album art Aki Takase Shima Shoka (Album) Enja Records 6062 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
TUTU CD 888 116 Aki Takase - Gunther Klatt & Aki Takase Play Ballads Of Duke Ellington album art Gunther Klatt* & Aki Takase Gunther Klatt* & Aki Takase - Gunther Klatt & Aki Takase Play Ballads Of Duke Ellington(CD, Album) TUTU Records (2) TUTU CD 888 116 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
enja CD 6096-2 Aki Takase - Alice album art Maria Joao*Aki TakaseNiels Pedersen* Maria Joao*Aki TakaseNiels Pedersen* - Alice (Album) Enja Records enja CD 6096-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
enja CD 7075-2 Aki Takase - Close Up Of Japan album art Aki Takase Close Up Of Japan (Album) Enja Records enja CD 7075-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CD 7039-2 Aki Takase - Blue Monk album art Aki Takase / David Murray Aki Takase / David Murray - Blue Monk (Album) Enja Records CD 7039-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
enja CD 8090-2 Aki Takase - Clapping Music album art Aki Takase, Reggie Workman, Sunny Murray Aki Takase, Reggie Workman, Sunny Murray - Clapping Music (Album) Enja Records enja CD 8090-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
OWN-90002 Aki Takase - Piano Duets • Live In Berlin 93/94 album art Aki Takase & Alex von Schlippenbach* Aki Takase & Alex von Schlippenbach* - Piano Duets • Live In Berlin 93/94 (Album) FMP OWN-90002 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
enja CD 9109-2 Aki Takase - Duet For Eric Dolphy album art Aki TakaseRudi Mahall Aki TakaseRudi Mahall - Duet For Eric Dolphy (Album) Enja Records enja CD 9109-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
9783981485219 Aki Takase - Jazz & Beyond album art Volker Jaekel, Louis Sclavis, Uli Moritz, Aki Takase, Rupert Stamm, Christof Lauer Volker Jaekel, Louis Sclavis, Uli Moritz, Aki Takase, Rupert Stamm, Christof Lauer - Jazz & Beyond(CD, Album) Jazzwerkstatt 9783981485219 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
enja CD 9130-2 Aki Takase - St. Louis Blues album art Aki Takase St. Louis Blues (Album) Enja Records enja CD 9130-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
CD LR 319 Aki Takase - Le Cahier Du Bal album art Aki Takase Le Cahier Du Bal(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 319 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ISBN 3-88769-198-9 Aki Takase - Diagonal album art Yoko Tawada, Aki Takase Yoko Tawada, Aki Takase - Diagonal(CD, Album) Konkursbuch Verlag Claudia Gehrke ISBN 3-88769-198-9 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SSCD-8120 Aki Takase - Valencia album art David Murray - Aki Takase David Murray - Aki Takase - Valencia(CD, Album) Sound Hills Records SSCD-8120 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
VICTO CD 081 Aki Takase - News From Berlin album art Aki Takase / Konrad Bauer* Aki Takase / Konrad Bauer* - News From Berlin(CD, Album) Les Disques Victo VICTO CD 081 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CD LR 370 Aki Takase - The Dessert album art Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall - The Dessert(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 370 UK 2003 Sell This Version