Nobuyoshi Ino (born March 26, 1950, Gunma) is a Japanese jazz double-bassist.
Ino began playing professionally in the early 1970s, and worked in that decade with Motohiko Hino, Terumasa Hino, Kosuke Mine, Akira Miyazawa, Masahiko Sato, Isao Suzuki, Hidefumi Toki, and Kazumi Watanabe. Early in the 1980s he played with Masayuki Takayanagi and Aki Takase, then formed a duo with Lester Bowie, performing from 1984 to 1988 (including on the 1985 album Duet ). He also worked with Alex Schlippenbach and Sunny Murray in a trio setting and toured with Elvin Jones. He founded an ensemble called Four Sounds in 1989 which featured Kosuke Mine, Fumio Itabashi, and Hiroshi Murakami as sidemen. Later in his career he worked with Masahiko Togashi as well as with Aki Takase once more.
Paul Lovens is a musician. He plays drums, percussion, singing saw, and cymbals. He has performed with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Alexander von Schlippenbach, sometimes referred to as Alex von Schlippenbach, is a German jazz pianist and composer.
Aki Takase is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer.
Masabumi Kikuchi was a Japanese jazz pianist and composer known for his eclectic music that ranges from vanguard classical to fusion and digital music. He worked with many diverse musicians, including Lionel Hampton, Sonny Rollins, Woody Herman, Mal Waldron, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, Billy Harper and Hannibal Peterson.
Terumasa Hino is a Japanese jazz trumpeter. He is considered one of Japan's finest jazz musicians. His instruments include the trumpet, cornet, and flügelhorn.
The Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra is a large German jazz ensemble led by Alexander von Schlippenbach. The orchestra performs orchestral jazz and experimental big band music and has included in its ranks such leading musicians as Misha Mengelberg and Kenny Wheeler. The orchestra, which performs rather infrequently, was founded in 1988 by Schlippenbach and has commissioned works by Carla Bley, Manfred Schoof, and Willem Breuker, among others.
Rudi Mahall is a contemporary jazz bass clarinetist.
Takehiro Honda was a Japanese jazz pianist.
Motohiko "Toko" Hino was a Japanese jazz drummer.
Itaru Oki is a Japanese jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist.
Kosuke Mine (峰厚介) is a Japanese jazz saxophonist.
Hiroshi Murakami is a Japanese jazz drummer.
Takeo Moriyama is a Japanese jazz drummer.
Yoshio Ikeda (池田芳夫) is a Japanese jazz double-bassist.
Peter Warren is an American double-bassist and cellist.
Piano Duets: Live in Berlin 93/94 is an album by Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach.
Two for Two is an album by Aki Takase and Han Bennink.
So Long, Eric! – Homage to Eric Dolphy is an album by Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach.
Gallery MORYTA is a gallery located in Fukuoka, Japan. Established in 1991, its focus lies on contemporary art. Numerous exhibitions are held every year, with works by artists like Tatsuo Ikeda, Ryosuke Yasumoto, Season Lao and Aki Mitsugi. The gallery is a cultural hub, hosting events such as live music shows and artist' talks. The ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA, held yearly, is one of its initiatives. The gallery participates in fairs in both Japan and overseas.
Mikio Masuda is a Japanese jazz and jazz fusion keyboardist.