Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The celebrated yet defiantly (and commendably) iconoclastic Japanese arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi built her reputation for a series of unique musical accomplishments, especially the incorporation of traditional Japanese musical elements into standard bop structures. Akiyoshi headlines this unique musical set from 1993, where she leads her 16-piece big band in a series of original compositions. Selections include: "Quadrille, Anyone?", "Yellow is Mellow," "Strive for Jive," and much more.
band [music group], Big-Band, jazz, orchestra, pianist