Toshiko Akiyoshi (秋吉 敏子 or 穐吉 敏子 Akiyoshi Toshiko, born 12 December 1929) is a Japanese jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. She has received fourteen Grammy Award nominations and was the first woman to win Best Arranger and Composer awards in Down Beat magazine's annual Readers' Poll. In 1996, she published her autobiography, Life with Jazz, and in 2007 she was named an NEA Jazz Master by the .
The jazz album Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (Japanese Title: 敏子, 旧友に会う) was recorded by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi in Tokyo in March 1961 and released by King Records in Japan. All tracks from this album as well as 1961's Long Yellow Road (Trio) were later combined on a single album released by King Jazz as 1961 - Toshiko Akiyoshi, a History of King Jazz Recordings. LP side A. "So What" (Davis) – 10:50. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Brainin) – 5:00. Donna Lee" (Parker) – 5:50.
Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals is evidently a reunion with some of the Japanese musicians with whom she worked prior to becoming an international jazz star. The pianist, still married to the American saxophonist Charlie Mariano at the time of these 1961 studio sessions, is joined by alto saxophonist Sadao Watanabe and tenor saxophonist Åkira Miyazawa, with the rhythm section shifting between several different bassists and drummers. Her approach to Miles Davis' "So What" is fairly conventional, opening with the rhythm section before the reeds are individually added. Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals. Studio album by. Toshiko Akiyoshi. 1961 – Toshiko Akiyoshi is a compilation (effectively a combined re-issue of 2 albums) of previous Toshiko Akiyoshi recordings from 1961. All 5 tracks from the Asahi Sonorama releases, Long Yellow Road (also released as Tosiko Akiyosi Recital) as well as all 6 tracks from the King Records release Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals are contained on this album. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters.
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Infobox Album Name Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals Type album Artist Toshiko Akiyoshi.
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Composed By – Miles Davis
|A2||The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Composed By – Jerry Brainin*
Composed By – Charlie Parker
Composed By – Charlie Mariano
Composed By – Toshiko Mariano
|B3||Watasu No Biethovin
Composed By – Toshiko Mariano
- Made By – King Record Co. Ltd
- Recorded At – Suginami Kokaido
- Recorded At – Bunkyo Kokaido
- Alto Saxophone – Sadao Watanabe
- Bass – Hachiro Kurita (tracks: A3, B1), Masanaga Harada (tracks: A1, A2, B2, B3)
- Drums – Hideo Shiraki (tracks: A3, B1), Masahiko Togashi (tracks: A1, A2), Takeshi Inomata (tracks: B2, B3)
- Liner Notes – 久保田二郎*
- Piano – Toshiko Mariano
- Supervised By – Jiro Kubota
- Tenor Saxophone – Akira Miyazawa
NotesRecorded 7, 8 March 1961 at Suginami Public Hall, Tokyo, and 27 March 1961 at Bunkyo Public Hall, Tokyo.
℗&© King Record Co., Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 988071 005550
- Rights Society: JASRAC NAS-1459
|SKK 3018||Toshiko Akiyoshi||Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (LP, Album, Mono, Ltd)||King Records||SKK 3018||Japan||1974|
|K20P-6104||Toshiko Akiyoshi||Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals = トシコ、旧友に会う (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||King Records||K20P-6104||Japan||Unknown|
|KICJ 2248||Toshiko Akiyoshi||Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals = トシコ、旧友に会う (CD, Album, RE, RM)||King Records||KICJ 2248||Japan||2012|
|KICJ 2611||Toshiko Akiyoshi||Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals = トシコ、旧友に会う (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM)||King Records||KICJ 2611||Japan||2018|
|THCD-040||Toshiko Akiyoshi||Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals = トシコ、旧友に会う (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Think! Records||THCD-040||Japan||2007|