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— by Lazlo Rugoff: Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi’s 1975 live album Axis/Another Revolvable Thing with his New Direction Unit group is being reissued, via Blank Forms Editions this August.

Takayanagi was active in the Japanese jazz scene during the late ’50s, but after discovering Chicago Transit Authority’s ‘Free Form Guitar’ in 1969 he began to explore new avenues of radical improvisation and noise music…

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