Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band (Novus Series '70)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band (Novus Series '70)
Compilation album by Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
Released 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 57:28
Label BMG / Novus
Producer Hiroshi Isaka
Compiler John Snyder
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Allmusic link 4/5 stars

The Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band, Novus Series '70 is a compilation album of songs taken from the band's early RCA releases of 1974~1976.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Studio J" – 6:00 (from Insights)
  2. "American Ballad" – 5:45 (from Kogun)
  3. "Quadrille, Anyone?" – 6:20 (From Long Yellow Road)
  4. "Children in the Temple Ground" – 5:27 (From Long Yellow Road)
  5. "The First Night" – 4:51 (From Long Yellow Road)
  6. "Kogun" – 10:24 (from Road Time)
  7. "Since Perry" / "Yet Another Tear" – 12:30 (from Road Time)
  8. "Road Time Shuffle" – 6:11 (from Road Time)

Personnel[edit]

  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Lew Tabackin – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Tom Peterson – tenor saxophone
  • Dick Spencer – alto saxophone
  • Gary Foster – alto saxophone
  • Bill Perkins – baritone saxophone ("Studio J", "American Ballad", "The First Night", "Quadrille, Anyone", "Children in the Temple Ground")
  • Bill Byrne – baritone saxophone ("Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Mike Price – trumpet
  • Steven Huffsteter – trumpet ("Studio J", "Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Don Rader – trumpet ("American Ballad", "The First Night", "Quadrille, Anyone?", "Children in the Temple Ground")
  • Richard Cooper – trumpet ("Studio J", "Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Stu Blumberg – trumpet ("The First Night", "Children in the Temple Ground")
  • Lynn Nicholson – trumpet ("Quadrille, Anyone?")
  • John Madrid – trumpet ("American Ballad")
  • Phil Teele – bass trombone
  • Charlie Loper – trombone ("Studio J", "American Ballad", "Quadrille, Anyone?", "Children in the Temple Ground", "The First Night")
  • Britt Woodman – trombone ("Studio J", "American Ballad", "Quadrille, Anyone?", "Children in the Temple Ground", "The First Night")
  • Jim Sawyer – trombone ("American Ballad", "Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone ("Studio J", "Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Bruce Paulson – trombone ("The First Night", "Quadrille, Anyone?", "Children in the Temple Ground")
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone ("Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Peter Donald – drums
  • Don Baldwin – bass ("Studio J", "Kogun", "Since Perry / Yet Another Tear", "Road Time Shuffle")
  • Gene Cherico – bass ("American Ballad", "The First Night", "Quadrille, Anyone?", "Children in the Temple Ground")

Special guests:

  • Tokuko Kaga – vocal ("Children in the Temple Ground")
  • Kisaku Katada – kotsuzumi ("Kogun")
  • Yutaka Yazaki – ōtsuzumi ("Kogun")

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