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Aki Takase

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Raised in Tokyo, she studied music at Tohogakuen Music University.[1] Starting in 1978, she performed and recorded in the USA with Lester Bowie, David Liebman, John Zorn and others. Since 1981, she performed repeatedly at the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany.

For many years, she has been working with her husband[2] Alexander von Schlippenbach, Eugene Chadbourne, Han Bennink, Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, Fred Frith and others, and in duets with Maria João, David Murray and Rudi Mahall.

In various projects, Takase has dealt with famous jazz musicians: Ellington (1990), Monk (1994), Dolphy (1998), W.C. Handy (2002), Fats Waller (2004), O. Coleman (2006).

Since 1987, she has been living in Berlin.

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