Toshiko at Mocambo

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Toshiko At Mocambo
ToshikoAtMocambo ToshikoAkiyoshi.jpg
Live album by Toshiko Akiyoshi
Released 1954
Recorded Mocambo Club, Yokohama, Japan, 1954 July 27, 28
Genre Jazz
Length 49:16
Label Rockwell / Polydor
Producer Kiyoshi Iwami, Shoichi Yui
Toshiko Akiyoshi chronology
Toshiko's Piano
(1954)Toshiko's Piano1954
Toshiko at Mocambo
The Toshiko Trio
(1956)The Toshiko Trio1956
3 CD compilation / re-issue
Complete session
Complete session

The album Toshiko at Mocambo (full title, Toshiko at Mocambo, The Historic Mocambo Session '54, Volume 3) was recorded by jazz pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi at the Mocambo club in Yokohama, Japan in the summer of 1954. All four tracks from this recording as well as additional tracks from the same all-night live session with and without Akiyoshi were released on the 3 CD Rockwell – Polydor / Universal album, The Complete Historic Mocambo Session '54 – including, reportedly,[1] a performance of "It's Only a Paper Moon" with Akiyoshi attempting to fill in on bass.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Fine and Dandy" (Swift, James) – 15:11
  2. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Duke, Latouche, Fetter) – 8:52

LP side B

  1. "Donna Lee" (Parker) – 9:41
  2. "Air Conditioning" (Parker) – 15:32


  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Sadao Watanabe – alto saxophone
  • Keiichiro Ebihara – alto saxophone ("Fine and Dandy")
  • Akira Miyazawa – tenor saxophone (except "Taking A Chance On Love")
  • Akitoshi Igarashi – alto saxophone ("Taking A Chance On Love")
  • Gō Ueda – bass (except "Taking A Chance On Love")
  • Jun Shimizu – drums (except "Fine and Dandy")
  • Kanji Harada – drums ("Fine and Dandy")


  1. ^ Liner notes from The Complete Historic Mocambo Sessions, '54 (

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