March of the Tadpoles

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March of the Tadpoles
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Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
Released 1977
Recorded RCA Studio 'A', Hollywood, California, January 10,January 11, 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 36:56
Label Baystate Records
Producer Hiroshi Isaka
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
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Professional ratings
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Source Rating
Allmusic link 4/5 stars

March of the Tadpoles was the fifth studio recording of the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. The album was released in Japan in 1977 by Baystate. The album received two 1985 Grammy award nominations – for "Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band" and for "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" (for the song, "March of the Tadpoles").

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. "March of the Tadpoles" – 6:54
  2. "Mobile" – 5:20
  3. "Deracinated Flower" – 8:14

LP side B

  1. "Yellow is Mellow" – 8:53
  2. "Notorious Tourist from the East" – 7:35


Guest artist:

  • Emil Richards – percussion (on "Notorious Tourist from the East")

References / External Links[edit]

  • RCA Victor Records RVC RVP-6178
  • Ascent Records ASC 1005
  • Allmusic
  • 1985 Grammy nominations, Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band and (for the song, "March of the Tadpoles") Best Arrangement on an Instrumental (LA Times link)