From Toshiko with Love

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From Toshiko With Love
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Studio album by
RecordedDevonshire Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1981 March 24, 25 and April 20
LabelVictor (Japan), JAM (U.S.)
ProducerToshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
From Toshiko With Love
European Memoirs
Alternative cover / title
JAM (U.S.) LP cover
JAM (U.S.) LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link4/5 stars
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[1]

From Toshiko With Love is the twelfth recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band (ninth studio recording). It was released in Japan by Victor Records and in the U.S. (under the title Tanuki's Night Out) by Jazz America Marketing – not to be confused with the 2002 Lew Tabackin Trio recording of the same name (Tanuki's Night Out). The album received two Grammy award nominations in 1981 for "Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band" and "Best Arrangement of an Instrumental Recording" (for the song "A Bit Byas'd").

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Lew Tabackin and arranged by Toshiko Akiyoshi:

LP side A

  1. "A Bit Byas'd" – 7:29
  2. "Lament for Sonny" – 5:11
  3. "Let the Tape Roll" (aka "Lew's Theme") – 7:30

LP side B

  1. "Tanuki's Night Out" – 7:40
  2. "Falling Petal" – 8:36
  3. "Yet Another Tear" – 2:49

note: Side A and Side B designations are reversed on the JAM Records LP release, Tanuki's Night Out


References / External Links[edit]

  • RCA Victor (Japan) Records RVC RJL-8016
  • JAM (Jazz America Marketing) JAM 006
  • Allmusic
  • 1981 Grammy nominations, Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band and (for "A Bit Byas'd") Best Arrangement of an Instrumental Recording (LA Times link)


  1. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 7. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.