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Kogun TALTBigBand RVC.jpg
Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
Released 1974
Recorded Sage & Sand Studio Hollywood, California, 1974 April 3~4
Genre Jazz
Length 41:23
Label Victor (Japan), RCA (U.S.)
Producer Toshiko Akiyoshi and Hiroshi Isaka
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
Long Yellow Road
(1975)Long Yellow Road1975
Alternative cover
RCA (U.S.) LP cover
RCA (U.S.) LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Kogun is the first album recorded by the Los Angeles-based Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. It was released in Japan by Victor in 1974 and received the Swing Journal Silver Disk prize for that year. It was later released by RCA in the USA and elsewhere and received a 1979 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Big Band.

All tracks from this album are also included on the 2008 Mosaic 3 CD compilation, Mosaic Select: Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed and arranged by Toshiko Akiyoshi

LP side A

  1. "Elegy" – 9:13
  2. "Memory" – 10:24

LP side B

  1. "Kogun" – 6:49
  2. "American Ballad" – 5:49
  3. "Henpecked Old Man" – 9:08



  • Scott Elsworth – voice (on "Memory")

References / external links[edit]

  1. ^ Gioffre, Daniel. Toshiko Akiyoshi Lew Tabackin Big Band: Kogun > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 June 2011.