United Notions

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United Notions
Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi
Recorded New York City, 1958 June 13
Genre Jazz
Length 39:22
Label MetroJazz Records
Toshiko Akiyoshi chronology
The Many Sides of Toshiko
United Notions
The Toshiko – Mariano Quartet
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Allmusic link 4/5 stars

The jazz album United Notions with Toshiko and her International Jazz Sextet was recorded in New York in 1958 and released on the Metrojazz label (and later re-released on CD by Fresh Sound Records). The recording features pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi with Nat Adderley or Doc Severinsen alternating on cornet/trumpet, Bobby Jaspar playing tenor and baritone saxophone and flute, Rolf Kühn on alto saxophone and clarinet, René Thomas on guitar, Bert Dale on drums and John Drew on bass.

The cover of the Fresh Sound Records re-issue on CD includes a photograph of Doc Severinsen, the only player whose photo was not included on the original MetroJazz LP cover.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Broadway" (Bird, McRae, Woode) – 6:48
  2. "Sukiyaki" (Jaspar) – 6:30
  3. "Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home" (Pettiford) – 6:50

LP side B

  1. "United Notions" (Akiyoshi) – 6:19
  2. "Civilized Folk" (Freedman) – 4:15
  3. "Strike Up the Band" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 4:24
  4. "Jane" (Freedman) – 4:16


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