Thursday, November 7, 2019

TOKK-ENSEMBLE TOKYO – Music For Living Process... (V–SJX-7539 / LP-1976)




Label: Victor – SJX-7539
Format: Vinyl , LP, Album / Country: Japan / Released: 1976
Style: Contemporary, Free Improvisation
Recorded at Victor Studio, October 27, 28 & 29, 1975, Tokyo, Japan.
Design – Kazuhiko Muranaka
Engineer [Recording] – Takashi Watanabe
Recording Supervisor [Recording Director] – Toru Yamazaki
Liner Notes – Yoshiro Irino
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): SJX 7539-A - 111+ E 1
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): SJX 7539-B - 111+

side 1:
A1 - Toshi IchiyanagiMusic For Living Process ................................................... 13:30
         Harp – Ayako Shinozaki
         Percussion – Yasunori Yamaguchi
         Piano, Composed By – Toshi Ichiyanagi
         Shakuhachi – Katsuya Yokoyama
         Violin [Electric] – Takehisa Kosugi
A2 - Yoshiro IrinoStrömung ................................................................................. 11:10
         Composed By – Yoshiro Irino
         Flute – Hiroshi Koizumi
         Harp – Ayako Shinozaki
         Percussion – Yasunori Yamaguchi

side 2:
B1 - Maki Ishii  Nucleus .......................................................................................... 12:53
         Biwa – Kinshi Tsuruta
         Composed By – Maki Ishii
         Flute – Hiroshi Koizumi
         Harp – Ayako Shinozaki
         Shakuhachi – Katsuya Yokoyama
B2 - Toru TakemitsuMunari By Munari – Corona For Pianist .............................. 12:95
         Composed By – Toru Takemitsu
         Percussion – Yasunori Yamaguchi
         Piano, Celesta,
         Harpsichord [Cembalo] – Toshi Ichiyanagi

Track B2: The two compositions "Munari by Munari" and "Corona For Pianist" are performed simultaneously.On the release this is indicated by printing the titles one below the other, connected by squared brackets.


Massive and mythic album featuring: Toshi Ichiyanagi, Yoshiro Irino, Maki Ishii, Toru Takemitsu, among some more big names Takehisa Kosugi,  Yasunori Yamaguchi, Ayako Shinozaki, Katsuya Yokoyama, Hiroshi Koizumi, better known as TOKK-Ensemble Tokyo.
Not only there are famous names but compositions are great classics and these versions are quite unknown.



Four Japanese avant-garde composers' work is presented, a side each, on this edition Victor– SJX-7539 LP. Beautifully produced, this label specializes in high standard productions, with a striking design that is as modern and oblique as the music they present. On album "Music for Living Process..." all four composers present pieces that reflect a prominent influence of John Cage, which can be accredited to the fact that Ichiagi was a premier interpreter of Cage's music. The experimental work for violin and biwa incorporates elements of chance and improvisation; traditional Japanese modes working in conjunction with distinctly European techniques make for an elating display of premium music...

We move on (very carefully) with important Japanese rarities.
Listen to this incredible album.



If you find it, buy this album!

60 comments:

  1. TOKK-ENSEMBLE TOKYO – Music For Living Process... (LP-1976)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-176+ Artwork (496.61 MB)


    You can get the download link via:
    differentper@gmail.com

    Note:
    You only do this once, ensuring that you automatically receive a download link to your address for each newly released album here, without re-requesting.

    Regards

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  2. hello, could you send this to my gmail account. did not receive it. thank you. r. keith noble excellent site too.

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    1. Please just have some patience, it will come.

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  3. Thank's man!

    You are the best.

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  4. Fantastic thanks!

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  5. ...really INCREDIBLE! thanx Vitko ... ermanno

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  6. Thank you very much, I'm getting more and more into Japanese music (any kind) thanks to your efforts.

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  7. thank you, Vitko. heady stuff!

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  8. Never hear this masterpiece. Many thanks, Vitko!

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  9. Thank you so much for this latest LP looks good, cheers JC

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  10. Thanks for sharing - much appreciated

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  11. thanks vitko for more jap-jazz from a unique era

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  12. You're spoiling us :-) cheers for this Vitko

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  13. Came for the Takemitsu, stayed for the other guys!

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  14. again a great post. thanx very much.

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  15. And again, thank you so much Vitko.

    Cheers

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  16. Thank you Vitko for the three Japs. I only had time to listen to the TOKK album so far. Very exciting music. And fine musicians too. The sound of the harp is really beautiful.
    I noticed that you tranfered this and the Toru Takemitsu record to a rather unsual 16bit -176,4Khz Hi-Res. I wonder if there is a special reason. Don't get me wrong. There is no problem to play the files, but nearly every vinyl I know is posted in 96 oder 192 Khz. I'm just curious.

    Uwe (from Germany)

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    1. Simply put, my dear Uwe, it's like this;
      high resolution audio files are those that have a sampling frequency of 88,2 or 176.4 kHz (more than 44,1 kHz) respectively 96 or 192 kHz (more than 48 kHz), which means that it is 2 x 44,1 = 88,2 kHz or in our case 4 x 44,1 = 176,4 kHz, and the other combination goes like this: 2 x 48 = 96 kHz, or 4 x 48 = 192 kHz . Therefore, everything is a matter of choice.
      On these albums with a lot of sensitive silent parts, I think I got an acoustic advantage with 176.4 kHz.
      Regards

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  17. Hi Vitko and thanks for posting this. Is very special hear a record that I only know trought generic information...
    I really apprecciate you hard work

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  18. Fascinating - thank you

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  19. Very enjoyable thanks Vitko. I've had a few "Wow!" moments listening to this.

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  20. What a treasure. Thank you very much.

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  21. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to hearing the Ichiyanagi piece.

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  22. Beautiful music & rip! Those 70's japanese issues seem inexhaustible. What surprises are we in for?
    Thanks for that labour of love: your place is incredible!

    zardoz1984

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  23. thank you Vitko, totally love Japanese free improv...

    greetings

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  24. Many thanks for this. The Takemitsu & Ichiyanagi pieces are most welcome.

    -Brian

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  25. Greetings,
    Very excited about this music! Keep up the great work.

    ~sparkler

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  26. Hi Vikto.
    Thank you very much, you have been very kind.

    Rob

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  27. Thanks for this! You post the best music!!!

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  28. I'm quite stunned by your serendipity. Thank you for sharing these rarities.

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  29. Thank you, this is a great perfomance.

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  30. Wonderful gift, Vitko, many thanks

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  31. I don't have S. Mukai's albums.

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  32. Dear Vitko and Mr. Dillon;

    Thank you so much for your support to jazz addict.

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  33. sorry,incredible
    Shigeharu Mukai rar ( in google,I have only the albums: sites jpop,jazznblues,rut,endless (one top )

    info musics in the classic:
    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h392229177

    Shigeharu Mukai ‎– Hip Cruiser

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  34. Many thanks, Vitko. Great record!

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  35. Thanks for your generosity.

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  36. Very special, thanks a lot.

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  37. Thanks a lot!!
    received perfectly and fast!!

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  38. Thank you so much!!!!!!Your generosity has helped so many music fans.

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