Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z

Takase, Aki

Takase, Aki, pianist, composer, b. Osaka, Japan, 26 January 1948.

After graduating from Domei as a piano major, Takase made her pro debut with saxophonist Yoshio Otomo in 1971, and moved to the US. She returned to Japan in 1976, dropped out of the scene for a year due to illness, and returned to play with Masahiko Hino and other artists. In the early 1980s she began touring the European festival circuit; since 1986 she has lived in Germany and earned an international reputation as a recording artist for Enja.

Recordings:
David Murray: Blue Monk (1994); Perdido (1995); Oriental Express (1997);

Entry by ATKINS

Back to Top