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Tatsuya Takahashi (高橋 達也 Takahashi Tatsuya, December 24, 1931, Tsuruoka, Yamagata – February 29, 2008, Tokyo) was a Japanese jazz saxophonist. Takahashi played on US military bases in the early 1950s, and later in the decade moved to Tokyo. He worked with Keiichiro Ebihara from 1961, and by 1966 was leading his own ensemble, Tokyo Union, which remained active until 1989. In the 1970s he played at the Monterey and Montreux Jazz Festivals.
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The Tokyo Union was created in 1964, under the leadership of alto-saxophonist Ryusuke Nomura, and as such represents one of Japan's oldest performing jazz ensembles. Tatsuya Takahashi, tenor saxophonist, became the leader in 1966. Under Takahashi's leadership, Tokyo Union has toured internationally including several appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the first being in 1978. This section needs additional citations for verification.
Tatsuya Takahashi, tenor saxophonist, became the leader in 1966. Tokyo Union Jazz Keiichiro Ebihara Monterey Jazz Festival Montreux Jazz Festival. Black Pearl (1980) - with Herbie Hancock, Slide Hampton, and Richie Cole; Zen-5001.
MICHIHARU YAMAZAKI iRèÊ°j. as a sideman (horns) : -tatsuya takahashi & tokyo union: plays miles & gil (1988). Slide Hampton Personnel Index.