Toshiko Akiyoshi discography
|Toshiko Akiyoshi discography|
Since her debut recording for Norgran Records in 1954, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and big band leader Toshiko Akiyoshi has recorded continuously – almost exclusively as a leader of small jazz combos and of her big bands – averaging one studio album release per year for well over 50 years. She has also recorded several live albums in solo, small combo and big band settings, including three big band concert videos. Akiyoshi has released multiple albums for Victor / BMG, Nippon Columbia, Toshiba, Discomate, Nippon Crown and other labels in Japan and for Norgran / Verve, RCA, Columbia / Sony, Concord and her own Ascent label in the US. All of her big band recordings and nearly all of her other early works have been re-issued on CDs over the years.
- 1 Toshiko Akiyoshi recordings as leader or co-leader
- 2 Compilations
- 3 Appearances on other recordings
- 4 Discography notes
- 5 References / External links
Toshiko Akiyoshi recordings as leader or co-leader
- Toshiko's Piano (1953) – also released as Amazing Toshiko Akiyoshi
- Toshiko at Mocambo (1954)
- The Toshiko Trio - George Wein Presents Toshiko (1956)
- Toshiko - Her Trio, Her Quartet (1956)
- Toshiko and Leon Sash at Newport (1957)
- The Many Sides of Toshiko (1957)
- United Notions (1958)
- The Toshiko - Mariano Quartet (1960)
- Long Yellow Road (Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio) (1961) – also released as Toshiko Akiyoshi Recital
- Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (1961)
- Live at Birdland (1960/1961)
- Toshiko - Mariano Quartet (in West Side) (1963)
- East & West (1963)
- The Country and Western Sound of Jazz Pianos (1963) – also released as Together, Steve Kuhn and Toshiko Akiyoshi
- Miwaku No Jazz (1963) – also known as Fascinating Jazz (魅惑のジャズ)
- Toshiko & Modern Jazz (1963/1964) – also released as Toshiko Mariano and her Big Band Recorded in Tokio
- Lullabies for You (1965) – also known as Toshiko's Lullabies
- Toshiko at Top of the Gate (1968)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi in Japan (1970) – also released as Long Yellow Road - Toshiko Akiyoshi Quartet
- Jazz, The Personal Dimension (1971)
- Meditation - Aspect of Toshiko Akiyoshi Quartet (1971)
- Sumie / The Personal Aspect In Jazz (1971)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi: Solo Piano (1971)
- Dedications (1976)
- Dedications II (1977) – also released as Dedications (outside Japan)
- Toshiko Plays Billy Strayhorn (1978) – also released as A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn and as Dedications III
- Finesse (1978)
- Notorious Tourist from the East (1978) – also released as Toshiko Plays Toshiko
- Just Be Bop (1980)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio, 1980 In Rikuzentakata (1980)
- Tuttie Flutie (1980)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (1983)
- Time Stream (1984)
- Interlude (1987)
- Four Seasons (1990)
- Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream (1990)
- Chic Lady (1991)
- Dig (1993)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi at Maybeck (1993)
- Night and Dream (1994)
- Yes, I Have No 4 Beat Today - Toshiko With Brazilian Friends (1995)
- Time Stream: Toshiko Plays Toshiko (1996)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio Live at Blue Note Tokyo '97 (1997)
- Sketches of Japan (1998/1999)
- Solo Live at the Kennedy Center (2000)
- New York Sketch Book (2003)
- Hope (2005)
- 50th Anniversary Concert in Japan (2006)
- Let Freedom Swing, Toshiko Akiyoshi and the SWR Big Band (2007)
- Vintage: Duke Ellington Songbook (2008)
- Solo Live 2004 (Live at "Studio F") (2009)
- Classic Encounters (2010) – with Reiko Honshoh
- Jazz Conversations (2015) – with Monday Michiru
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Plays Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" (2016)
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
- Kogun (1974)
- Long Yellow Road (1975)
- Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (1975) – also known as HANA KAI TAN (花魁譚)
- Road Time (1976)
- Insights (1976)
- March of the Tadpoles (1977)
- Live at Newport '77 (1977)
- Live at Newport II (1977)
- Salted Gingko Nuts (1978) – also known as SHIO GIN NAN (塩銀杏)
- Sumi-e (1979)
- Farewell (1980)
- From Toshiko with Love (1981) – also released as Tanuki's Night Out
- European Memoirs (1982)
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin
- Ten Gallon Shuffle (1984)
- Wishing Peace (1986)
- Carnegie Hall Concert (1991)
- Desert Lady / Fantasy (1993)
- Four Seasons of Morita Village (1996)
- Monopoly Game (1998)
- Tribute to Duke Ellington (1999)
- Hiroshima - Rising from the Abyss (2001)
- Last Live in Blue Note Tokyo (2003)
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra in Shanghai (2011)
- My Elegy (1984), LaserDisc Corp.
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra: Strive for Jive (c. 1985), V.I.E.W. Video
- Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra in Shanghai (2011), Pony Canyon
- Shibuya Jazz Classics: Toshiko Akiyoshi Issue (2006), Solid Records
- The World of Toshiko Akiyoshi, u-can club / Nippon Crown / BMG Japan - 12 CD collection
Small combo compilations
- 1961 - Toshiko Akiyoshi (2001), King Jazz
- Best Gold ‘89~’96 (1998), Nippon Crown
- Best Silver ‘89~’96 (1998), Nippon Crown
Big Band / Jazz Orchestra compilations
- Mosaic Select: Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band (2008), Mosaic Records
- NOVUS Series ‘70: The Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band (1991), BMG / Novus
- Eternal Best (Toshiko Akiyoshi) (1998), BMG / Victor (Japan) - also known as Best 8
- The Best of Toshiko Akiyoshi (2002), BMG / Victor
Inclusion in other compilations
- A History of King Jazz Recordings, King Records
- Columbia Jazz: Limited Edition (1994), Sony
- 'S Paradise, The Gershwin Songbook and Complete Gershwin Songbooks (1995), PolyGram / Verve
- Big Band Renaissance (1996), Smithsonian Collection
- RCA Victor 80th Anniversary, Vol. 6 (1970-1979) and RCA Victor 80th Anniversary [Collector's Edition] (1997), RCA
- The Music of Duke Ellington: Jazz Piano Essentials (2000), Concord
- The Best of Newport '57: 50th Anniversary Collection (2007), Verve
Appearances on other recordings
Appearances on other albums
- Shōtarō Moriyasu, etc.: The Historic Mocambo Session '54, Vol. 4 (Rockwell - Polydor (Japan)) and The Complete Historic Mocambo Session '54 (Rockwell - Polydor / Universal)
- Barney Wilen Quartet: Newport '59 (1959), Fresh Sound Records
- Charles Mingus: Charles Mingus At Birdland - The Complete Session - BAT 5-8 (Italy, unissued), and other unauthorized releases of material from the 1961/62 Birdland recordings known as the "Boris Rose tapes"
- Charles Mingus: The Town Hall Concert (1963), United Artists, and the expanded re-issue The Complete Town Hall Concert (1994), Blue Note
- Louie Bellson / Buddy Rich: Are You Ready for This? (1965) Roost
- Lew Tabackin Quartet: Day Dream (1976), RCA Victor, Trackin' (1976), RCA Victor, ...
- Lew Tabackin & Warne Marsh: Tenor Gladness (1976), Discomate / Inner City and Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh (2001), Storyville
- Various Artists: (Conrad Silvert Presents) Jazz at the Opera House (1982), Columbia
- Various Artists: Jazz Celebration: A Tribute To Carl Jefferson (1992), Concord
- Yoshio Suzuki: My Dear Pianists (2009), Space Shower Music (Japan)
Appearances as guest conductor
- University of Texas Jazz Orchestra: Sublime in Time (1983)
- DVC Night Jazz Band: The DVC Night Jazz Band featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi (2004)
- SWR Big Band: Let Freedom Swing (2008)
Appearances in other videos
- Monterey Jazz Festival 1975 (2007), Storyville Films
- Jazz Shots From The West Coast, Vol. 1 (2005), Efor Films
- Southern Crossing (1981) - Australian documentary by producer Richard Bradley
- Piano Grand, A Smithsonian Celebration (2000), Sony
- Jazz Is My Native Language (c. 1982) - documentary
- a) In the main chronological listing, years shown reflect the album's original recording session year(s), which is typically, but not always, the album's initial release year. More specific release date info can be found in the infobox on each album's article page.
- b) This discography includes some albums that were released only in Japan and others that were released only in the USA or Europe.
- c) Occasionally, a single recording, released in two different regions and/or at different times by different record labels, will have two different titles. Example: Toshiko's Piano and Amazing Toshiko Akiyoshi.
- d) Different record labels have occasionally re-used the same or similar title for different Akiyoshi albums. Examples: Long Yellow Road (3), Sumie (2), Time Stream (2), etc.
- e) Some Akiyoshi albums, when exported from Japan, may be identified in listings only by the Japanese version of the (original English) title. For example SHIO GIN NAN = Salted Gingko Nuts and HANA KAI TAN = Tales of a Courtesan.
- f) In some listings of Akiyoshi albums exported from Japan, a recording may be identified by the re-translation into English of the recording's common Japanese title, which may not match the original English album title. For example, the big band album European Memoirs, in Japan is typically referred to as simply MEMOWARU (メモワール = Japanese phonetic spelling of the word "Memoir"). When re-translated back into English, this title sometimes becomes Memoir (without the preceding "European") or Memory (i.e. the English translation of the English (French) word "Memoir(e)").
- Allmusic Toshiko Akiyoshi discography. Accessed 3 June 2007.
- Toshiko Akiyoshi discography at Discogs. Accessed 2 April 2012.
- SonyMusic Japan, Toshiko Akiyoshi discography. Accessed 6 June 2009.
- Nippon Columbia Records, Toshiko Akiyoshi. Accessed 26 December 2007.
- Nippon Crown Records, Toshiko Akiyoshi. Accessed 3 June 2007.
- Verve Records Discography Project. jazzdisco.org. Accessed 9 July 2007.
- Videoarts Music, Toshiko Akiyoshi. Accessed 3 June 2007.
- Warner Music Japan, Toshiko Akiyoshi. Accessed 3 June 2007.
- Rockwell Records (Japan) (link). Accessed 30 July 2007.
- Down Beat magazine Critics' / Readers' Poll winners database archives. Accessed 11 December 2010.
- JAZZ CD.jp Swing Journal magazine annual disk awards (Japanese link). Accessed 3 June 2007.
- Toshiko Akiyoshi page on ITunes(us) . Accessed 30 August 2016.