Road Time, Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band

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Road Time, Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band
Live album by Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
Released 1976
Recorded Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo and Sankei Hall and Kosei Nenkin Kaikan in Osaka, 1976 January 30 and February 7, 8
Genre Jazz
Length 86:52
Label Victor (Japan), RCA (U.S.)
Producer Hiroshi Isaka
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
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Road Time
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RCA (U.S.) LP album cover
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Allmusic link 4.5/5 stars
Nicholson, Stuart.[1] "Essential"

Road Time was the first live concert recording of the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. The recording was made at three concerts in Tōkyō and Ōsaka, during a 1976 Japan tour and the double album received a 1977 Grammy nomination in the "Best Jazz Performance - Big Band" category.

Track listing[edit]

LP 1 side A

  1. "Tuning Up" – 16:48
  2. "Warning: Success May Be Hazardous To Your Health" – 7:33

LP 1 side B

  1. "Henpecked Old Man" – 22:54

LP 2 side A

  1. "Soliloquy" – 8:37
  2. "Kogun" – 10:40

LP 2 side B

  1. "Since Perry" / "Yet Another Tear" – 13:46
  2. "Road Time Shuffle" – 6:34

All arrangements by Toshiko Akiyoshi.
All songs composed by Akiyoshi except "Yet Another Tear" (Tabackin).


Guest Artists:

References / External Links[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholson, Stuart. The Essential Jazz Records, Volume 2: Modernism to Postmodernism, Road Time (p226~229). Max Harrison, Charles Fox, Eric Thacker, Stuart Nicholson. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000.