The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra: Strive for Jive (1993)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts  |   Run Time - 48 min.  |  
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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