Carnegie Hall Concert

Carnegie Hall Concert

by Toshiko Akiyoshi
     
 

Toshiko Akiyoshi leads her big band in a 1991 Carnegie Hall concert that focuses mostly on her originals. Her husband, Lew Tabackin, contributes several potent solos on tenor sax and flute, while guest soloists include band alum Frank Wess (who is featured on his rich ballad "Your Beauty Is a Song of Love"), Freddie Hubbard (who is in greatSee more details below

Overview

Toshiko Akiyoshi leads her big band in a 1991 Carnegie Hall concert that focuses mostly on her originals. Her husband, Lew Tabackin, contributes several potent solos on tenor sax and flute, while guest soloists include band alum Frank Wess (who is featured on his rich ballad "Your Beauty Is a Song of Love"), Freddie Hubbard (who is in great form on several numbers), and vocalist Nnenna Freelon (who was right at the start of her career, having recently been signed to Columbia), who is featured in the gospel-flavored "Prayer" movement of "Kourakan Suite." Akiyoshi also takes her turn in the solo spotlight, but really spends most of her time conducting her top-notch band. The program concludes with the snappy blues "How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?," which features both Tabackin and Hubbard. This well-recorded concert will be of great interest to progressive jazz big-band aficionados.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644880526
catalogNumber:
48805

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Tracks

  1. Introduction  - Lew Tabackin
  2. Children of the Universe  - Lew Tabackin
  3. I Know Who Loves You  - Toshiko Akiyoshi
  4. After Mr. Teng  - Lew Tabackin
  5. Your Beauty Is a Song of Love  - Toshiko Akiyoshi
  6. Kourakan Suite: Kourakan/Prayer  - Lew Tabackin
  7. Chasing After Love  - Lew Tabackin
  8. How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?  - Lew Tabackin

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toshiko Akiyoshi   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Jim Snidero   Clarinet,Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Lew Tabackin   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Nnenna Freelon   Vocals
Scott Robinson   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Walt Weiskopf   Clarinet,Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Herb Besson   Trombone
John Eckert   Trumpet
Larry Farrell   Trombone
Matt Finders   Bass Trombone
Richie Flores   Conga
Greg Gisbert   Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Conrad Herwig   Trombone
Joe Magnarelli   Trombone
Mike Ponella   Trumpet
Peter Washington   Bass
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Masakazu Yoshizawa   Contributor
Toshiko Akiyoshi   Arranger
George Butler   Producer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Kooster McAllister   Engineer
Vladimir Meller   Mastering
Hiromitsu Nishikawa   Contributor
Jim De Barros   Art Direction

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