Toshiko Mariano and her Big Band

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Toshiko Mariano and her Big Band
Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi
Released 1964
Recorded Tokyo, 1964 July 16
Genre Jazz
Length 34:10
Label Vee Jay / Nippon Columbia
Toshiko Akiyoshi chronology
Miwaku No Jazz
(1963)
Toshiko Mariano and her Big Band
(1964)
Lullabies for You
(1965)
Alternative cover / title
Nippon Columbia release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4.5/5 stars

Toshiko Mariano and her Big Band is a jazz album recorded in Tokyo by Toshiko Akiyoshi (then Toshiko Mariano) in July 1964 and released in the US on the Vee-Jay Records label. It was also released on the Nippon Columbia label in Japan under the title, Toshiko and Modern Jazz. In addition to the 4 big band arrangements featuring a full 16 piece jazz orchestra, there are also three smaller combo tracks on this album.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Kisarazu Jinku" (traditional. Arrangement: Akiyoshi) – 5:10
  2. "Lament" (Johnson) – 4:42
  3. "The Shout" (Mariano) – 5:45

LP side B

  1. "Israel" (Carisi. Arrangement: Mariano) – 4:03
  2. "Land of Peace" (Feather) – 4:18
  3. "Walkin'" (Carpenter) – 4:53
  4. "Santa Barbara" (Mariano) – 5:19

(Track order of the Vee Jay release shown. Track order on the Nippon Columbia release = A3, A2, A1, B4, B2, B3, B1)

Personnel[edit]

  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Jimmy Cobb – drums
  • Akira Miyazawa (宮沢昭) – tenor saxophone (all tracks except "Lament")
  • Hidehiko ('Sleepy') Matsumoto (松本英彦) – tenor saxophone (all tracks except "Lament")
  • Hiroshi Okazaki (岡崎広志) – alto saxophone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Shigeo Suzuki (鈴木重男) – alto saxophone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Tadayuki Harada (原田忠幸) – baritone saxophone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Hisao Mori (森寿男) – trumpet (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Shigeru Takemura (竹村茂) – trumpet (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Tetsuo Fushimini (伏見哲夫) – trumpet (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Terumasa Hino (日野皓正) – trumpet (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Hiroshi Suzuki (鈴木弘) – trombone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B2, B4)
  • Mitsuhiko Matsumoto (松本文彦) – trombone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Teruhiko Kataoka (片岡輝彦) – trombone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)
  • Takeshi Aoki (青木武) – trombone (tracks A1, A3, B1, B4)

References / External links[edit]

  • Allmusic
  • Nippon Columbia PS-1126, COCB-53621, Columbia SW-7057
  • Vee Jay VJR-2505, Vee Jay VJ-023