Toshiko Akiyoshi

Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan)

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Virtually every Toshiko Akiyoshi big-band recording is well worth acquiring for not only does Akiyoshi have a highly appealing and original arranging style but her orchestra always boasts top soloists. In addition to Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, Tales of a Courtesan features worthy improvisations by altoists Gary Foster and Dick Spencer, trombonist Britt Woodman, trumpeter Bobby Shew and pianist Akiyoshi. "Road Time Shuffle" and "Strive for Jive" are particulary memorable.

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