Desert Lady / Fantasy

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Desert Lady / Fantasy
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Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra
Released 1994
Recorded Clinton Recording, New York, NY, 1993 December 1–3
Genre Jazz
Length 57:24
Label Columbia
Producer Lew Tabackin and Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Carnegie Hall Concert
(1992)Carnegie Hall Concert1992
Desert Lady / Fantasy
Four Seasons of Morita Village
(1996)Four Seasons of Morita Village1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4/5 stars

Desert Lady / Fantasy is the fourth recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin. Not to be confused with the 1989 Lew Tabackin (Quartet) Concord Records release, Desert Lady. The album received two Grammy award nominations in the "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance" and (for the song, "Bebop") "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" categories.

Track listing[edit]

All arrangements by Akiyoshi. All songs composed by Akiyoshi except as noted:

  1. "Harlequin Tears" – 8:15
  2. "Desert Lady" / "Fantasy" (Tabackin / Akiyoshi) – 15:39
  3. "Hangin' Loose" – 9:38
  4. "Hiroko's Delight" – 8:48
  5. "Broken Dreams" (Tabackin) – 8:25
  6. "Bebop" (Gillespie) – 6:37



  • Daniel Ponce – conga drums (track 2, "Desert Lady" / "Fantasy")

References / external links[edit]

  • Columbia CK-57856
  • Allmusic
  • 1994 Grammy nominations, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance and (for the song, "Bebop") Best Arrangement on an Instrumental (LA Times link)