Toshiko Akiyoshi

Real Name:
秋吉敏子 or 穐吉敏子 (Akiyoshi Toshiko)
Profile:
Japanese-American jazz pianist, composer/arranger, and band leader. Born December 12, 1929 in Liaoyang, Manchuria (now part of China).

One of the most famous jazz musicians from Japan. Among a very few successful female instrumentalists of her generation in jazz, she is also recognized as a major figure in jazz composition. She has received 14 Grammy nominations, and she was the first woman to win the Best Arranger and Composer awards in Down Beat magazine's Readers Poll. In 2007 she was named an NEA Jazz Master by the US National Endowment For The Arts.

Lives in New York City, with her husband, Lew Tabackin.
Mother of Monday Michiru through an ex-marriage with saxophonist Charlie Mariano.
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Albums

MGN-22 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko's Piano album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko's Piano (Album) Norgran Records MGN-22 US 1954 Sell This Version
STLP 918 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Her Trio, Her Quartet album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Her Trio, Her Quartet (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 918 US 1956 Sell This Version
33CX 10101 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport album art Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash - Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records 33CX 10101 UK 1958 Sell This Version
DS-6308 Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos album art Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos (Album) Dauntless DS-6308 US 1963 Sell This Version
CD4B-5007 Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Personal Aspect In Jazz album art Toshiko Akiyoshi The Personal Aspect In Jazz JVC CD4B-5007 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
SPX-2, SPX 2 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Jazz The Personal Dimension album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz The Personal Dimension(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Victor, Victor SPX-2, SPX 2 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
SKK 3018 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (Album) King Records SKK 3018 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
RCA-6270 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Solo Piano album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Solo Piano (Album) RCA RCA-6270 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
MV 2567 Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Many Sides Of Toshiko album art Toshiko Akiyoshi The Many Sides Of Toshiko (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records MV 2567 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
RVL-5518 Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West album art Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West (Album) RCA RVL-5518 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SW-7057 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko And Modern Jazz album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko And Modern Jazz (Album) Columbia SW-7057 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SW-7056 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lullabies For You album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Lullabies For You (Album) Columbia SW-7056 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
YX-4056 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Long Yellow Road album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Long Yellow Road (Album) Tam YX-4056 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
IC 6066 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Notorious Tourist From The East album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Notorious Tourist From The East(LP, Album) Inner City Records IC 6066 US 1980 Sell This Version
EWJ-90022 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (Album) Eastworld EWJ-90022 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
MCJS-20400 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Sublime in Time album art University Of Texas Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Toshiko Akiyoshi University Of Texas Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Toshiko Akiyoshi - Sublime in Time(LP, Album) Mark Records MCJS-20400 US 1983 Sell This Version
CCD-4324 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Interlude album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Interlude (Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4324 US 1987 Sell This Version
PAS-1007 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream (Album) Ninety-One PAS-1007 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CJ-69 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Finesse album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Finesse (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-69 US 1978 Sell This Version
CRCJ-9115 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Dig album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Dig(CD, Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9115 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
477800 2 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Desert Lady / Fantasy album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Desert Lady / Fantasy(CD, Album) Columbia 477800 2 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
CCD-4635 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko Akiyoshi At Maybeck album art Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi At Maybeck (Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4635 US 1995 Sell This Version
TOCT-9361 Toshiko Akiyoshi - In Japan album art Toshiko Akiyoshi In Japan(CD, Album, RE, RM) Express TOCT-9361 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CRCJ-9132 Toshiko Akiyoshi - With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" album art Toshiko Akiyoshi With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" (Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9132 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
POCJ-2624/6 Toshiko Akiyoshi - 幻のモカンボ・セッション'54 完全版 = The Complete Historic Mocambo Session'54 album art 守安祥太郎* / 秋吉敏子* 守安祥太郎* / 秋吉敏子* - 幻のモカンボ・セッション'54 完全版 = The Complete Historic Mocambo Session'54(3xCD, Album, Mono) Polydor, Rockwell POCJ-2624/6 Japan 1998 Sell This Version