Japanese 1LP Limited Edition
Release Date: 3/12/2022
Label: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Music for the movie "Abbreviated Serial Killer". What Masahiko Togashi and Motoki Takagi challenged was “the limit of improvisational performance”. In 1969, the truth of Japanese free jazz is here.
The 1969 movie "Abbreviation: Serial Killer" (directed by Masao Adachi).
This is a so-called landscape film about Norio Nagayama, a serial killer.
Masahiko Togashi, who was asked to compose the music, recorded three songs as a duo with Motoki Takagi.
Togashi said, """"I thought it was strange to compose the human heart,"""" and the recording was done with "total improvisation."
Director Adachi later said, "(Togashi and Takagi) had a session about how much they could fight with the screen."
Recorded in December 1969.
This year is the time when Japanese free jazz becomes a big trend.
Among them, this is an important work that Togashi, who was the central figure of the scene, and Takagi, who also had a strong presence at the core, said, "I challenged the limits of improvisation."
It is exactly one of the best free jazz in Japan."