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 a previous marriage to saxophonist Charlie Mariano.
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MGN-22 Toshiko's Piano — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko's Piano (Album) Norgran Records MGN-22 US 1954 Sell This Version
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STLP 918 Her Trio, Her Quartet — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Her Trio, Her Quartet (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 918 US 1956 Sell This Version
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33CX 10101 Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport — Toshiko Akiyoshi 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
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M GV-8273, MGV-8273 The Many Sides Of Toshiko — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi The Many Sides Of Toshiko (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records M GV-8273, MGV-8273 US 1958 Sell This Version
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KC 13 Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals (Album) King Records KC 13 Japan 1961 Sell This Version
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DS-6308 The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos — Toshiko Akiyoshi Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos (Album) Dauntless DS-6308 US 1963 Sell This Version
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CD4B-5007 The Personal Aspect In Jazz — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi The Personal Aspect In Jazz Victor CD4B-5007 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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SPX-2, SPX 2 Jazz The Personal Dimension — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz The Personal Dimension (Album) Victor, Victor SPX-2, SPX 2 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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RCA-6270 Solo Piano — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Solo Piano (Album) RCA RCA-6270 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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MPF 1029 Toshiko At Mocambo - The Historic Mocambo Session'54 Vol.3 — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko At Mocambo - The Historic Mocambo Session'54 Vol.3(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor, Rockwell MPF 1029 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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RVL-5518 East & West — Toshiko Akiyoshi Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi Charlie Mariano And Toshiko Akiyoshi - East & West (Album) RCA RVL-5518 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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SW-7057 Toshiko And Modern Jazz — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko And Modern Jazz (Album) Columbia SW-7057 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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YX-4056 Long Yellow Road — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Long Yellow Road (Album) Tam YX-4056 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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IC 6066 Notorious Tourist From The East — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Notorious Tourist From The East(LP, Album) Inner City Records IC 6066 US 1980 Sell This Version
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EWJ-90022 Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio (Album) Eastworld EWJ-90022 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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MCJS-20400 Sublime in Time — Toshiko Akiyoshi 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
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CCD-4324 Interlude — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Interlude (Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4324 US 1987 Sell This Version
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PAS-1007 Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream (Album) Ninety-One PAS-1007 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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CJ-69 Finesse — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Finesse (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-69 US 1978 Sell This Version
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CRCJ-9105 Chic Lady — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Chic Lady (Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9105 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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CRCJ-9115 Dig — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Dig (Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9115 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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477800 2 Desert Lady / Fantasy — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Desert Lady / Fantasy(CD, Album) Columbia 477800 2 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
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CCD-4635 Toshiko Akiyoshi At Maybeck — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi At Maybeck (Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4635 US 1995 Sell This Version
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TOCT-9361 In Japan — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi In Japan(CD, Album, RE, RM) Express TOCT-9361 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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CRCJ-9137 Toshiko Plays Toshiko - Time Stream — Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Plays Toshiko - Time Stream (Album) Ninety-One CRCJ-9137 Japan 1997 Sell This Version