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Toshiko AkiyoshiInterlude ... LP
Concord, 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Features Toshiko Akiyoshi on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiSalted Gingko Nuts ... LP
Ascent, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An obscure album from the big band of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – all original tracks written by Toshiko, performed by the band with a mix of modern, lyrical, and swinging styles. Features some great work by Bobby Shew and Gary Foster – and titles include "Elusive Dream", "Lazy Day", "Chasing After Love", "Salted Ginko Nuts", and "Time Stream". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandEuropean Memoirs (Ascent) ... LP
Ascent, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band plays tribute to their experiences on the European scene – with a well-written set of tracks recorded in big band format. Toshiko takes the lead on "Remembering Bud", a great tune dedicated to the pianist who first inspired her style – and the rest of the group performs equally well on tracks that include "Feast In Milano", "Relaxing At Zell Am See", and "Two Faces Of A Nation (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandKogun ... LP
RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband Lew Tabackin – a group that features strong work from American players who include Dick Spencer and Gary Foster on alto saxes, Tabackin and Tom Peterson on tenor, Bill Perkins on baritone, Bobby Shew and Don Rader on trumpets, and Charles Loper and Jim Sawyer on trombones. The horns are only part of the picture, though – as the inventive writing and arranging from Akiyoshi is what really makes the album great – a strong sense of painting with sound, while still keeping things swinging – really unlocking all the best elements that had been opened up for larger ensembles in the previous few years. The set features all original tracks that include "Kogun", "American Ballad", "Henpecked Old Man", "Elegy", and "Memory". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandRoad Time ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A great little live set from the glory days of the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – a series of performances from Japan, recorded in 1976, all featuring the ensemble at its best! The double-length nature of the record takes the group even farther than usual – really letting them stretch out with the kind of bold tones and broad colors that made the group so great. Soloists include Bobby Shew on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Gary Foster on alto sax – alongside leaders Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, and Toshiko Akioshi on piano. Titles include a nicely dancing reading of the classic "Warning: Success May Be Hazardous To Your Health" – plus "Kogun", "Henpecked Old Man", "Tuning Up", "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear", and "Soliloquy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandInsights ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Always-amazing work from the team of pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and reedman Lew Tabackin – and a set that may well be one of the ensemble's most ambitious records to date – given that side two features a long, complicated suite that has roots in older Japanese musical styles! The balance here is great – side one has the kind of swinging shorter (although still long by most standards) numbers that the group could make explode with color and imagination – and side two features the long "Minamata" suite, which has vocals from a young Monday Michiru, and from singer Hisao Kanze. Other tracks include "Studio J", "Transience", and "Sumie" – and the lineup here features most of the group's key members of the 70s – including the great Gary Foster on reeds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandLong Yellow Road ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
A 70s classic from the team of Toshiko Akioshi and Lew Tabackin – a duo who did for the jazz ensemble mode in their generation what Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland did in the 60s! The material here is wonderfully inventive – the kind of compositions that Toshiko wouldn't have even written in her smaller combo years – fleshed out here by a fantastic group that includes Lew Tabackin and Gary Foster on reeds, and Bobby Shew and Don Rader on trumpets – all in a setting where the voices of the individual members really get a lot of space to shine! Titles include "Since Perry", "Opus No Zero", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Children In The Temple Ground", and "Yet Another Tear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandTales of A Courtesan (Oirantan) ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Toshiko Akiyoshi really took off as a jazz musician in the 70s – already a great pianist known for her bop-like dexterity in the 50s, a compelling soloist and songwriter with her modern sound in the 60s, and a hell of a talent at the helm of a series of amazing big band records with reedman Lew Tabackin! Akiyoshi emerges as a stunning composer, and a great arranger too – able to balance the individual solo voices of the members of the group, while also letting the whole thing open up and soar – bold colors that are cut through nicely by her own solo work in the set! In addition to saxes and flutes from Tabackin, the set also features more saxes from Gary Foster, Bill Perkins, and Dick Spencer – plus trombone from Bill Reichenbach and Britt Woman, and trumpets from Bobby Shew and Mike Price. All tunes are Akiyoshi originals – and titles include "Interlude", "Village", "Road Time Shuffle", and "Tales Of A Courtesan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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Japan Jazz All Stars (Toshiko Akiyoshi)From Japan With Jazz (aka Toshiko Mariano & Her Big Band Recorded In Tokyo) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1964. Very Good+ ... $89.99
Killer rare jazz material from Japan – billed as by an All-Star group, but actually led by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi! Toshiko was one of Japan's greatest jazz musicians, and in the late 50s she came to the US, made her name, and married alto great Charlie Mariano. At some point in the early 60s, they moved back to Japan and had a rich influence on the jazz scene in Tokyo – as is ably demonstrated by this LP! The album's a fantastic set of large group arrangements by Toshiko and Charlie – and the soloists (besides the two of them) include some of Japan's greatest players, like Sleepy Matsumoto and Shigeo Suzuki. Just to make sure the whole thing swings, there's rhythm by an American duo of Paul Chambers & Jimmy Cobb, and believe us, they do everything they can to kick the group hard! We've loved this one for years. Nice titles include "The Shout", "Israel", "Land Of Peace", and "Kisarazu Jinku". Also issued in the US on Vee Jay. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 60s pressing, in flipback cover – PS 1126 N.)

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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiHer Trio Her Quartet ... LP
Storyville, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Key early work from Japanese pianist Toshiko Akioshi – a session recorded during her early years in Boston – and one that features some great work on alto from the legendary Boots Mussulli! As the title implies, half the tracks here are with a trio, half with a quartet – the latter of which has Toshiko working with Mussulli in one of her few dates at the time with a horn player! Toshiko's piano is already great at this point in her career, but the sharper edges of Boots' solos really add a lot to the set – that Boston soul sound of the 50s that you might find in the work of Charlie Mariano or Dick Johnson. Remaining quartet members include Wyatt Reuther on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – the latter of whom also really has a great feel for Akioshi's music. The trio sides are great too – thanks to bass from Oscar Pettiford and drums from Roy Haynes – and the Storyville label should certainly be credited strongly for finding such good players for the date! Titles include "Kelo", "All the Things You Are", "I'll Remember April", "No Moon At All", "Pea Bee & Lee", and "Salute To Shorty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Trio, with obi! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandMarch Of The Tadpoles ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's hard to get at the brilliance of the 70s albums from Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin in words – but we'll try just a bit! The records are almost an anomaly – creative big band records at a time when most folks were leaving the format behind – put together by a duo who weren't really stars in the years before, at least on the American market – but who really found a way to shine in this new setting! Toshiko composed and arranged all the material – opening up a whole new depth in her songwriting – and she also delivers superb piano solos that have the dexterity of her earlier work, but also a new level of complexity too. Tabackin is wonderful as well – fantastic on flute and tenor – and also providing strong inspiration to reed soloists Dick Spencer and Gary Foster too. Emil Richards does a nice percussion solo on one track – and titles include "Notorious Tourist From East", "Deracinated Flower", "Yellow Is Mellow", and "Mobile". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s US pressing on Ascent. Cover appears to have been signed by Akiyoshi and Tabackin!)

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✨✧ Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big BandTanuki's Night Out (aka From Toshiko With Love) ... LP
Jam, 1981. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the lesser-known albums in the great run of big band records cut by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and reedman Lew Tabackin – and a set with a bit of a difference, too – as this time out, Tabackin wrote all the tunes, although Toshiko still handles all the arrangements and orchestrations! Some of the numbers are a bit shorter than on some of the other TALT group recordings – and it might be our imagination, but they also seem to have some more pronounced reed solos – moments that really remind us what a great saxophonist Tabackin can be, and a master of the powerful, yet understated emotional moment. Titles include "Tanuki's Night Out", "Falling Petal", "Yet Another Tear", and "A Bit Byas'd". LP, Vinyl record album

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