Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Toshiko Trio

Discovered by Oscar Peterson during a Jazz at the Philharmonic tour of Japan, Toshiko Akiyoshi's first recording in the U.S. didn't take place until 1954, though she recorded in Japan for Norman Granz's Norgran label prior to this trio session. Joined by drummer Ed Thigpen, and the young bassist Paul Chambers, the 24-year-old pianist is already an impressive player. This date for George Wein's Storyville label focuses mostly on her originals, which include the dreamy ballad "Kyo-Shu (Nostalgia)," and the intricate bop vehicle "Homework." The two standards include a Bud Powell-influenced arrangement of "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise," and a superb, lush "It Could Happen to You." Long out of print, this highly recommended LP was reissued on vinyl by both Black Lion in Europe and Trio in Japan during the 1970s, but it evidently has not yet appeared on CD.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-toshiko-trio-mw0000898966

Toshiko Akiyoshi
The Toshiko Trio

Tracks

1 Between Me and Myself (Akiyoshi)  5:19
2 It Could Happen To You (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:04
3 Kyo-Shu (Akiyoshi)  3:45
4 Homework (Akiyoshi)  3:42
5 Manhattan Address (Akiyoshi)  2:48
6 Sunday Afternoon (Akiyoshi)  4:22
7 Blues For Toshiko (Akiyoshi)  5:19
8 Soshu No Yoru (Japanese)  1:47
9 Softly As In a Morning Sunrise (Akiyoshi)  4:07

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Personnel
Toshiko Akiyoshi - p
Paul Chambers - p
Edmund Thigpen - dr

Recorded 1956

21 comments:

danair said...

Thanks very much for this one mel,always been missing from my collection.

Frasco said...

Superb Melanchthon, thank you very much!

glinka21 said...

Thanks, Mel. Once again, you've surprised me with a truly obscure release.

Kneigh said...

Very, very enjoyable, Melanchthon!! As it should be, with this great lineup of artists!! Very tight!!

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post, Melanchthon!!

Jazzsoulman said...

Never heard of. Sounds absolutely interesting. Thanks.

steve said...

This looks AWESOME Mel. Great cover shot and with Chambers to boot? No Brainer for a listen.

zero said...

Thank you! Been wanting to hear this for ages.

Rodney said...

Many thanks, Mel.

neil said...

Have her with Charlie Mariano, so thanks for the opportunity to hear a trio setting, mel...

adakun said...

Muchas gracias Mel.

fcapeau said...

Young Toshiko and Chambers ! and what to say of the Ed Thigpen's elegance. Amazing post. Thank you, Mel, but sorry, glinka21, it's not an obscure release, it's the first well-known session from Toshiko.

d3lta said...

What a great release, thanks Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

-Otto- said...

Missed it the first time around. Thanks for the re-up!

jazzcat1228 said...

Wow, this looks like a great set. Thank you for sharing, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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Sandflyer said...

Many thanks for this one.

Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much
Pedro

Mikel Hal said...

Moltes Gracies