2006/11/24

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band/Kogun (1974)

Toshiko Akiyoshi is a Japanese female jazz pianist/composer/arranger who has made the US her home base after she had studied at Berklee College of Music during 1956-1959. The first recording by the orchestra co-led by flutist/tenor saxophonist, Lew Tabackin. Big band jazz like Duke Ellignton. The title track "Kogun" is a monumental piece of work that incorporated elements of traditional Japanese performing arts into big band jazz, featuring Japanese instruments and Noh chant.

Kogun
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