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Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan)

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Released  1976
Producer  Hiroshi Isaka
Release date  1976
Genre  Jazz
Length  45:03
Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (1976)  Road Time (1976)
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Recorded  Sunset - Highland Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California, December 1-December 3, 1975
Artist  Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band
Similar  Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band albums, Jazz albums

Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) is the third recording of the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. It is also sometimes referred to by the title HANA KAI TAN (花魁譚) in rōmaji listings of the Japanese album title.


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. "Road Time Shuffle" – 6:28
  2. "Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan)" – 9:12
  3. "Strive for Jive" – 7:50

LP side B

  1. "I Ain't Gonna Ask No More" – 6:10
  2. "Interlude" – 4:16
  3. "Village" – 11:07


  • Toshiko Akiyoshi – piano
  • Lew Tabackin – tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Tom Peterson – tenor saxophone, alto flute, clarinet
  • Dick Spencer – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Gary Foster – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Bill Perkins – baritone saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Steven Huffsteter – trumpet
  • Mike Price – trumpet
  • Richard Cooper – trumpet
  • Jim Sawyer – trombone (on "Strive for Jive" and "Village")
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (except on "Strive for Jive" and "Village")
  • Charlie Loper – trombone
  • Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Phil Teele – bass trombone
  • Don Baldwin – bass
  • Peter Donald – drums
  • Guest Artist

  • King Errisson – congas (on "Village")
  • Songs

    1Road Time Shuffle6:11
    2Tales Of A Courtesan (Oirantan)9:12
    3Strive for Jive7:49


    Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) Wikipedia

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