Takehiro Honda

Takehiro Honda — 本田竹曠 (Aug. 21, 1945 — Jan. 12, 2006) — was a Japanese keyboardist who headed a string of jazz albums on Trio Records during the early 1970s. In 1974, his popular three-track live set Salaam Salaam was issued on East Wind. During the late 70s, he released a further round of titles on Flying Disk. At decade’s end, he co-founded the jazz-funk supergroup Native Son for an 11-album run on JVC and Polydor between 1979 and 1987.


  • The Trio (1970)
  • T. Honda Meets Rhythm Section Featuring S. Watanabe (1970 • T. Honda & S. Watanabe Quartet)
  • Flying to the Sky (1971 • T. Honda & G. Dudek)
  • This Is Honda (1972)
  • What’s Going On (1972)
  • I Love You (1973)
  • Salaam Salaam (1974)
  • It’s Great Outside (1978)
  • Reaching for Heaven (1978)
  • In a Sentimental Mood (1985 • Takehiro Honda / Nobuyoshi Ino / Takeo Moriyama)

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