please noted that MORIYAMA Takeo replaced Paul Lovens for JIM-Festival, due to Paul body situation we are re-arranged this new Schlippenbach Trio for Improvise Jazz Meeting, Best wishes for him.
1945 Born in Katsunuma City, Yamanashi prefecture.
Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Percussion Department
Joined the Yamashita Yosuke Trio while still a student, and participated in three European tours with the group
1975 Left Yamashita Yosuke Trio
1977 Formed his own band. Performed not only in Japan, but also Germany, Italy, and the former Soviet Union (Russia)
1984 Live recording of his performance at the "East-West Jazz Festival" in Nuremberg, Germany is released from Enja records
1985 Stops almost all performances due to an illness, and spends time recuperating
1989 Re-starts performances
1994 Tours Germany and Italy with his own group
2002 Received the 27th "Nanri Fumio" prize (awarded annually to the person(s) that contributed most to the progress of jazz in Japan), 35th Jazz Disc grand prize "Japan Jazz" award, and 56th Culture and Fine Arts Festival's "Outstanding Performance Award - Album of the Year" award.
2003 Performs with George Garzone and Abraham Burton in Japan, and records the album "A Live Supreme"
2007 Releases CD "Catch Up!" and DVD "Live at ala" with his own regular group
2010 Releases CD "Central Park East" and DVD "MORIYAMA multiply YAMASHITA"
2011 Performs with George Garzone in Japan, and records the album "Dazzling"
From 2001, in a joint project with his hometown, Kani city (Gifu prefecture), the "Moriyama Jazz Night" live performances have been held annually at the Kani Public Arts Center ala main hall. Every year, his performances are based on new, expansive ideas, and have contributed to the local cultural activities.http://www.takeomoriyama.net/