Taj Mahal Travellers - Live In Stockholm 1971

Taj Mahal Travellers were Kinji Hayashi, Michihiro Kimura, Ryo Koike, Seiji Nagai, Takehisa Kosugi, Tokio Hasegawa and Yukio Tsuchiya.

Throughout their existence they created a startling improvised equivalent of the German Kosmische. However, this isn't krautrock. This is the Taj Mahal Travellers. They regularly toured throughout Japan and first ventured into northern Europe in 1971. Not long after these recordings, and entirely through serendipity, they found themselves in India stood in front of the Taj Mahal. That was in 1972. Given that I am a nerd/pedant exemplar ... did they actually call themselves The Taj Mahal Travellers in 1971?

Obviously, none of that matters very much. What matters is this recording made at the "Utopia & Visions 1871-1981" exhibition at Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In 1971.