Long Yellow Road (Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band album)

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Long Yellow Road
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Studio album by
RecordedApril 4, 1974 – March 4, 1975
StudioSage & Sand Studio, Hollywood, California
LabelVictor (Japan), RCA (U.S.)
ProducerHiroshi Isaka
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
Long Yellow Road
Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan)
Alternative cover
RCA (U.S.) LP cover
RCA (U.S.) LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Long Yellow Road is the second album by the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. It was named Best Jazz Album of the year by Stereo Review magazine.[3] In 1976, the album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band.

"Long Yellow Road" is the title of two other albums by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (1961) and the Toshiko Akiyoshi Quartet (1970).

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Toshiko Akiyoshi except where noted.

Side A
1."Long Yellow Road"6:30
2."The First Night""4:58
3."Opus No. Zero"10:10
Side B
4."Quadrille, Anyone"6:25
5."Children in the Temple Ground"5:32
6."Since Perry/Yet Another Tear" (Lew Tabackin)8:55


  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Lew Tabackin – tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Stu Blumberg – trumpet (on "The First Night", Opus No. Zero" and "Children in the Temple Ground")
  • John Madrid – trumpet (on "Long Yellow Road")
  • Lynn Nicholson – trumpet (on "Quadrille Anyone?" and "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear")
  • Mike Price – trumpet
  • Don Rader – trumpet
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Charlie Loper – trombone
  • Bruce Paulson – trombone (except on "Long Yellow Road")
  • Jim Sawyer – trombone (on "Long Yellow Road")
  • Phil Teele – bass trombone
  • Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Dick Spencer – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Gary Foster – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet (except on "Opus No. Zero")
  • Joe Roccisano – alto saxophone (on "Opus No. Zero")
  • Tom Peterson – tenor saxophone, alto flute, clarinet
  • Bill Perkins – baritone saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet
  • Gene Cherico – bass
  • Peter Donald – drums (except on "Opus No. Zero" and "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear")
  • Chuck Flores – drums (on "Opus No. Zero" and "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear")
  • Tokuko Kaga – vocal (on "Children in the Temple Ground")


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Long Yellow Road". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 7. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ "Toshiko Akiyoshi". NEA. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2018.