Toshiko Plays Billy Strayhorn

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Toshiko Plays Billy Strayhorn
Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi
Released 1978
Recorded Sage & Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, California, 1978 April 3, 4, 5
Genre Jazz
Length 37:26
Label Discomate / JAM
Producer Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi chronology
Dedications II
Toshiko Plays Billy Strayhorn
Alternative cover / title
JAM Records (US) LP cover
Alternative cover / title
Alfa Records (Japan) CD cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4.5/5 stars

Toshiko Plays Billy Strayhorn (also released as A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn (JAM) and Dedications III (Alfa)) is a jazz album recorded by two different configurations of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio in 1978. It was released on the Discomate record label (and later by Alfa Records) in Japan and on the JAM Record label in the USA.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Billy Strayhorn except "Day Dream," composed by Strayhorn and Duke Ellington:

LP side A

  1. "Take the "A" Train" – 4:53
  2. "Day Dream" – 2:59
  3. "Rain Check" – 5:28
  4. "Lotus Blossom" – 3:54

LP side B

  1. "Charpoy" – 5:22
  2. "Lush Life" – 3:52
  3. "Chelsea Bridge (song)" – 4:32
  4. "Intimacy of the Blues" – 6:26


All tracks except A3, B4:

Tracks A3, B4:

References / External links[edit]

  • Discomate DSP-5011
  • JAM Records (USA) JAM 5003
  • Alfa Records (Japan) ALCR-163
  • Allmusic