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Kogun

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Released  1974
Release date  1974
Genre  Jazz
Length  41:23
Label  RCA Records
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Recorded  Sage & Sand Studio Hollywood, California, 1974 April 3~4
Producer  Toshiko Akiyoshi and Hiroshi Isaka
Kogun (1974)  Long Yellow Road (1975)
Artist  Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
Similar  Long Yellow Road, Road Time - Toshiko Akiyoshi, Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan), March of the Tadpoles, Farewell

Kogun is the first album recorded by the Los Angeles-based Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. It was released in Japan by Victor in 1974 and received the Swing Journal Silver Disk prize for that year. It was later released by RCA in the USA and elsewhere and received a 1979 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Big Band.

Contents

All tracks from this album are also included on the 2008 Mosaic 3 CD compilation, Mosaic Select: Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band.

Track listing

All songs composed and arranged by Toshiko Akiyoshi

LP side A

  1. "Elegy" – 9:13
  2. "Memory" – 10:24

LP side B

  1. "Kogun" – 6:49
  2. "American Ballad" – 5:49
  3. "Henpecked Old Man" – 9:08

Personnel

  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Lew Tabackin – tenor saxophone
  • Tom Peterson – tenor saxophone
  • Dick Spencer – alto saxophone
  • Gary Foster – alto saxophone
  • Bill Perkins – baritone saxophone
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • John Madrid – trumpet
  • Don Rader – trumpet
  • Mike Price – trumpet
  • Charles Loper – trombone
  • Jim Sawyer – trombone
  • Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Phil Teele – bass trombone
  • Gene Cherico – bass
  • Peter Donald – drums
  • Other

  • Scott Elsworth – voice (on "Memory")
  • Songs

    1Elegy9:12
    2Memory10:21
    3Kogun6:48

    References

    Kogun Wikipedia


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