Carnegie Hall Concert

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/1992
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644880526
  • Catalog Number: 48805

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction - Lew Tabackin
  2. 2 Children of the Universe - Lew Tabackin
  3. 3 I Know Who Loves You
  4. 4 After Mr. Teng - Lew Tabackin
  5. 5 Your Beauty Is a Song of Love
  6. 6 Kourakan Suite: Kourakan/Prayer - Lew Tabackin
  7. 7 Chasing After Love - Lew Tabackin
  8. 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
Dr. 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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