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RIP Masahiko Togashi
« on: August 23, 2007, 05:26:55 PM »
The Asahi Shimbun reports that free jazz drummer Masahiko Togashi passed away from heart failure on August 22. He was 67. His 'We Now Create' was one of the earliest and most clearly envisaged statements of Japanese free jazz.
Togashi lost the use of his lower body in an accident in 1969, but developed his own drum kit and continued to play. As his health worsened, he retired from active playing in 2002 to concentrate on painting and composition.