The Taj Mahal Travellers were a Japanese experimental music ensemble founded in 1969 by former Group Ongaku leader and Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi.
Taj Mahal Travellers – August 1974. Label: P-Vine Records – PCD-1463/4, Columbia – GES-11491/2. Series: The Other Side Of Japanese 70s カルト＆プログレ・コレクション – 10. Format: 2 CD, Album, Reissue. Date Recorded : August 19, 1974 Location : at Nippon Columbia Studio N. Tokyo. The CD comes packaged inside a gatefold cardboard sleeve, with a foldout insert. Matrix, Runout (CD1 - Variant 1): GES-11491 2MS1 C 8Z.
Musician, Double Bass, Performer, Voice, Performer – Ryo Koike. Musician, Electronics – Kinji Hayashi. Musician, Violin, Harmonica, Voice, Performer – Takehisa Kosugi. Musician, Voice, Percussion, Mandolin, Performer – Michihiro Kimura. Recording date: August, 19, 1974. Location: Nippon Columbia Studio No. 1 TOKYO.
Only for completionists (0%). It's definitely their most accomplished work and a lot better than the dreadful 'Oz Days' album where the The Taj Mahal Travellers sound completely out of place with the other bands. This is a definite 5 star album in my books and probably in my top ten albums of all time. You'll probably have a really hard time tracking this down though - it's incredibly difficult to find nowadays.
This double CD reissues the legendary Tokyo improvisational group's Columbia LP from 1974. Like European experimental ensembles . Taj Mahal Travellers were dedicated to sonic experiments beyond categories of free jazz or avant-garde, and throughout the '60s and early '70s challenged musical norms the world over. Lead by Fluxus member and avant-garde composer Takehisa Kosugi, the ensemble featured instrumentalists Kyo Koike, Yukio Tsuchiya, Beiji Nagai, Tokio Hasegaw, Kinji Hayashi, and Hirokeszu Sato.
The Taj Mahal Travellers (also given variously as Taj Mahal Travelers, Taj-Mahal Travellers, et. were a Japanese experimental music ensemble founded in 1969 by former Group Ongaku leader and Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi.
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Track List - Disc 1
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Track List - Disc 2
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Credits:Tokio Hasegawa - Group Member, Vocal Percussion
Kinji Hayashi - Group Member
Kaaru Iida - Engineer
Yoshiharu Kawaguchii - Producer
Michihiro Kimura - Design, Group Member, Mandoline, Percussion, Vocals
Rya Koike - Electric Double Bass, Group Member, Vocals
Takehisa Kosugi - Group Member, Harmonica, Violin (Electric), Vocals
Seiji Nagai - Group Member, Synthesizer, Timpani, Trumpet
Hirokazu Sato - Guest Artist, Percussion, Vocals
Taj Mahal Travellers - Primary Artist
Yukio Tsuchiya - Group Member, Percussion, Tuba (Bass)