Hope (Toshiko Akiyoshi album)

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Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi
Released 2006
Recorded 10 December 2005, 12
Genre Jazz
Length 56:19
Label Nippon Crown
Toshiko Akiyoshi chronology
New York Sketch Book
(2004)New York Sketch Book2004
50th Anniversary Concert in Japan
(2006)50th Anniversary Concert in Japan2006
Singles from Hope
  1. "Hope (希望)"
    Released: 2006 December
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4/5 stars

Hope is a jazz album by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. It was recorded by Nippon Crown Records in December, 2005 and released in 2006. A CD single "Hope (希望)" was also released by Nippon Crown that includes the title track version included here and two new vocal versions, one in Japanese and one in English.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Toshiko Akiyoshi except as noted:

  1. "Feast in Milano" – 9:47
  2. "Memory – 6:35
  3. "Hiroshima Bushi" – 6:02
  4. "Endless Journey" – 6:46
  5. "After Mr. Teng" – 4:30
  6. "Sweet Lorraine" (Burwell, Parish) – 6:48
  7. "SUMI-E" – 6:40
  8. "Drum Conference 3rd Movement" – 5:59
  9. "Hope" – 3:12



  • Hope, Nippon Crown Records CRCJ-9160 (link)
  • Hope at Allmusic.com (link)