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Masahiko Togashi

perc, dr, 1940-2007 JP
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. 富樫雅彦 (Togashi Masahiko)

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.

  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
I の詩 on 牡羊座の詩 by 宮間利之とニュー・ハード & Masahiko Togashi
Scarborough Fair on Four Units - Japanese Jazz Men Series Vol. 3 by Various Artists
SPRING WILL COME on VALENCIA by Masahiko Togashi & Takashi Kako
5'08 on マイ・ワンダフル・ライフEX 富樫雅彦バラードコレクション by Various Artists
HOW ARE YOU? on VALENCIA by Masahiko Togashi & Takashi Kako
II の詩 on 牡羊座の詩 by 宮間利之とニュー・ハード & Masahiko Togashi
Four Units on Four Units - Japanese Jazz Men Series Vol. 3 by Various Artists
輝き on 双晶 by Masahiko Togashi & Masahiko Sato
IV の詩 on 牡羊座の詩 by 宮間利之とニュー・ハード & Masahiko Togashi

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Masahiko Togashi Yuji Takahashi Duo Live 1995Masahiko Togashi, Yuji Takahashi2017Album
Live 1989Masahiko Togashi, Haruna Miyake, Yuji Takahashi2015Album
Masahiko Togashi = Tony Scott 1959Masahiko Togashi, Tony Scott, Masao Yagi, Masanaga Harada2015Album
Duo Live 1984Masahiko Togashi + Masayuki Takayanagi2014Album
Duo Live 1988Masahiko Togashi, Yuji Takahashi2014Album
ApicesSteve Lacy, Masahiko Togashi, Masahiko Satoh2013Album
Emerge Live At Egg Farm 2001Masahiko Togashi, Masahiko Satoh2012Album
Autumn In ParisMudai Trio : Masahiko Togashi, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Masahiko Satoh2011Album
InductionsMasahiko Togashi & Masahiko Satoh2009Album
富樫雅彦 Steve Lacy 高橋悠治Masahiko Togashi, Steve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi2009Album
Murder SceneKiller Bong / Masahiko Togashi2008Album
Musical Play In JazzAkira Miyazawa, Norio Maeda, Masanaga Harada, Masahiko Togashi2007Album
The Ballad My FavoriteMasahiko Togashi2004Album
KairosMasahiko Togashi - Masahiko Satoh2003Album
ContrastMasahiko Togashi, Masahiko Satoh2002Album
Passing In The SilenceMasahiko Togashi2000Album
EchoPaul Bley with Masahiko Togashi1999Album
Freedom JoyMasahiko Togashi, Richard Beirach1998Album
Live At DolphyMasahiko Togashi1998Album
Moment Aug,15Masahiko Togashi1997Album
Update: Live At Pit Inn Shinjuku On December 16, 1995Masahiko Togashi1996Album
Eternal Duo '95Steve Lacy And Masahiko Togashi1996Album
Inter-Action: Live At Hall Egg Farm On December 9, 1995Masahiko Togashi & Inter-Action1996Album
Asian SpiritsKang Tae Hwan / Masahiko Satoh / Masahiko Togashi1996Album
Triple HelixTerumasa Hino, Masahiko Togashi, Masabumi Kikuchi1993Album
Richard Beirach - Terumasa Hino - Masahiko TogashiRichard Beirach - Terumasa Hino - Masahiko Togashi1993Album
TwilightMasahiko Togashi, Steve Lacy1992Album
ConcertoMasahiko Togashi, Masabumi Kikuchi1991Album
Essence Of JazzMasahiko Togashi1990Album
Senza TempoMasahiko Togashi / Haruna Miyake / Yuji Takahashi / J.-F. Jenny-Clark1990Album
Wave IIGary Peacock, Masahiko Satoh, Masahiko Togashi1988Album
Wave IIIMasahiko Togashi, Gary Peacock, Masahiko Satoh1988Album
WaveMasahiko Togashi, Gary Peacock, Masahiko Satoh1987Album
SceneMasahiko Togashi1987Album
Place - Space WhoMasahiko Togashi1987Album
Bura BuraMasahiko Togashi1986Album
ApproachIsao Suzuki, Masahiko Togashi, Hideo Ichikawa, Akira Shiomoto1986Album
Ayers RockRichard Beirach, Masahiko Togashi, Terumasa Hino1985Album
BreathHozan Yamamoto, Masahiko Togashi, Yosuke Yamashita1984Album
Eternal DuoMasahiko Togashi & Steve Lacy1983Album
PulsationMasahiko Togashi & Masayuki Takayanagi1983Album
ContrastMasahiko Togashi and Lauren Newton and Peter Kowald1983Album
Flame UpMasahiko Togashi With Kazutoki Umezu, Yoriyuki Harada1982Album
Spiritual MomentsMasahiko Togashi1982Album
The Face Of PercussionMasahiko Togashi1981Album
The Ballad My FavoriteMasahiko Togashi1981Album
ValenciaMasahiko Togashi - Takashi Kako1980Album
Tidal WaveMasahiko Togashi, Richard Beirach1980Album
Three MastersMasahiko Togashi1980Album
Session In Paris, Vol. 2 "Colour Of Dream"Masahiko Togashi With Albert Mangelsdorff, Takashi Kako, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1980Album
A Day Of The SunMasahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki1979Album
Session In Paris, Vol. 1 "Song Of Soil"Masahiko Togashi With Don Cherry & Charlie Haden1979Album
Voice From YonderMasahiko Togashi1978Album
KahunaRichard Beirach With Masahiko Togashi1978Album
EssenceTogashi's Guild For Human Music, Masahiko Togashi1977Album
TwilightMasahiko Togashi • Yuji Takahashi1977Album
RingsMasahiko Togashi1976Album
Guild For Human MusicMasahiko Togashi1976Album
Story Of Wind Behind Left = 風の遺した物語Masahiko Togashi1975Album
Spiritual NatureMasahiko Togashi1975Album
Song For MyselfMasahiko Togashi1974Album
双晶 = SohsyohMasahiko Togashi + Masahiko Satoh1973Album
Poesy : The Man Who Keeps Washing His HandsMasabumi Kikuchi, Masahiko Togashi, Gary Peacock1971Album
Isolation = アイソレイションMasahiko Togashi • Mototeru Takagi1971Album
Canto Of AriesToshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd + Masahiko Togashi1971Album
Four UnitsAkira Miyazawa / Masahiko Satoh / Masahiko Togashi / Yasuo Arakawa1969Album
Exciting Jazz SpiritNorio Maeda, Hidehiko Matsumoto, Shungo Sawada, Masanaga Harada, Masabumi Kikuchi, Masahiko Togashi, George Otuka1968Compil.
10大ドラマーベストセレクションJimmy Takeuchi, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Hajime Ishimatsu, Kazuyoshi Okayama, Sadakazu Tabata, Akira Ishikawa, Motohiko Hino, George Ohtsuka, Masahiko Togashi, Takeshi InomataAlbum
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