Wishing Peace

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Wishing Peace
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Studio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra
Released 1986
Recorded Atlantic Recording Studio, July 21, July 22, 1986
Genre Jazz
Length 44:29
Label Ken
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Ten Gallon Shuffle
(1984)Ten Gallon Shuffle1984
Wishing Peace
Carnegie Hall Concert
(1992)Carnegie Hall Concert1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link4/5 stars

Wishing Peace is the second recording released by the New York-based Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin after 13 previous releases with their Los Angeles-based Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. "Lady Liberty", "Wishing Peace" and "Uptown Stroll" form the three part "Liberty Suite" written on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Track listing[edit]

All songs orchestrated by Toshiko Akiyoshi. All songs composed by Akiyoshi except "Unrequited Love" (Tabackin):

LP side A

  1. "Feast in Milano" – 8:24
  2. "Unrequited Love" – 11:03

LP side B

"Liberty Suite"
  1. "Lady Liberty" – 8:02
  2. "Wishing Peace" – 8:14
  3. "Uptown Stroll" – 8:45



  • Daniel Ponce – conga drums (track A1, "Feast in Milano")

References / External Links[edit]

  • Ken Music 27Ken-001
  • Ascent Records ASC 1006
  • Studio Songs YZSO-10030 (2013 re-issue)
  • Allmusic