Masahiko Togashi

Masahiko Togashi

Real Name:
富樫雅彦 (Togashi Masahiko)
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Japanese jazz drummer and percussionist. Born March 22, 1940; died August 22, 2007.

Togashi was acclaimed as a jazz drummer from his teens, when he played in Sadao Watanabe's group. He was a pivotal figure alongside Masahiko Sato, Masayuki Takayanagi and Yosuke Yamashita in the development of free jazz in Japan in the late 1960's.

In 1969 Togashi lost the use of his legs in an accident, but he developed a new drumkit and returned to playing eighteen months later.

Togashi has collaborated with many overseas jazzmen, including Don Chery, Steve Lacy, Charlie Haden, Mal Waldron and Paul Bley. His best known record in Japan is probably 1975's "Spiritual Nature".

As his physical condition worsened Togashi retired from active playing in 2002, devoting himself to composition and painting.
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Masahiko Togashi Discography

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宮沢昭* / 佐藤允彦* / 富樫雅彦* / 荒川康男* 宮沢昭* / 佐藤允彦* / 富樫雅彦* / 荒川康男* - Four Units (Album) Union Records (3) Japan 1969 Sell This Version
富樫雅彦*高木元輝* 富樫雅彦*高木元輝* - Isolation (アイソレイション) (Album) Columbia Japan 1971 Sell This Version
Masabumi Kikuchi, Masahiko Togashi, Gary Peacock Masabumi Kikuchi, Masahiko Togashi, Gary Peacock - Poesy : The Man Who Keeps Washing His Hands (Album) Philips Japan 1971 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi + Masahiko Satoh Masahiko Togashi + Masahiko Satoh - 双晶 (Album) Trio Records Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi Song For Myself (Album) East Wind Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi Spiritual Nature (Album) East Wind Japan 1975 Sell This Version
YQ-7515-N Masahiko Togashi Story Of Wind Behind Left = 風の遺した物語(LP) Columbia YQ-7515-N Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi Guild For Human Music (Album) Denon Jazz Japan 1976 Sell This Version
New Herd* + M. Togashi* New Herd* + M. Togashi* - Canto Of Aries (Album) Columbia Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi Rings (Album) East Wind Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Masahiko TogashiYuji Takahashi Masahiko TogashiYuji Takahashi - Twilight (Album) Denon Jazz Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Togashi's Guild For Human Music, 富樫雅彦* Togashi's Guild For Human Music, 富樫雅彦* - Essence (Album) Denon Jazz Japan 1977 Sell This Version
PAX-6005 Richard Beirach With Masahiko Togashi Richard Beirach With Masahiko Togashi - Kahuna(LP, Album) Trio Records PAX-6005 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
YX-7519-ND Masahiko Togashi Voice From Yonder(LP) Denon YX-7519-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi With Don Cherry & Charlie Haden Masahiko Togashi With Don Cherry & Charlie Haden - Session In Paris, Vol. 1 "Song Of Soil" (Album) Paddle Wheel Japan 1979 Sell This Version
GP-3187 Masahiko Togashi, Isao Suzuki Masahiko Togashi, Isao Suzuki - A Day Of The Sun(LP, Album) Paddle Wheel GP-3187 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi With Albert Mangelsdorff, Takashi Kako, Jenny-Clark* Masahiko Togashi With Albert Mangelsdorff, Takashi Kako, Jenny-Clark* - Session In Paris, Vol. 2 "Colour Of Dream" (Album) Paddle Wheel Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi, Richard Beirach Masahiko Togashi, Richard Beirach - Tidal Wave (Album) Trio Records Japan 1980 Sell This Version
25PJ-1006 Masahiko Togashi Three Masters(LP) Next Wave 25PJ-1006 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi The Face Of Percussion (Album) Paddle Wheel Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi Spiritual Moments (Album) Paddle Wheel Japan 1982 Sell This Version
K28P-6205 Masahiko Togashi With Kazutoki Umezu, Yoriyuki Harada Masahiko Togashi With Kazutoki Umezu, Yoriyuki Harada - Flame Up(LP) King Records K28P-6205 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi & Steve Lacy Masahiko Togashi & Steve Lacy - Eternal Duo (Album) Paddle Wheel Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Masahiko Togashi & Masayuki Takayanagi Masahiko Togashi & Masayuki Takayanagi - Pulsation (Album) Paddle Wheel Japan 1983 Sell This Version
K28P 6243 Masahiko Togashi and Lauren Newton and Peter Kowald Masahiko Togashi and Lauren Newton and Peter Kowald - Contrast(LP) Paddle Wheel K28P 6243 Japan 1983 Sell This Version

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jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

March 9, 2016
Tony Oxley is the only peer to this Drummer/Percussionist. I had to make it "wordy" as their is a 10 word minimum.
jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

November 21, 2014
I have every single Masahiko Togashi recording ever made.....Period. end of statement.

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