Toshiko Akiyoshi

秋吉敏子 or 穐吉敏子 (Akiyoshi Toshiko)

Also known as Akiyoshi, 秋吉敏子, Т. Акиоши, Т. Акиёси, T. Akiyoshi, T.Akiyoshi, Toshiko, Toshiko Akiyoshi Mariano, Toshiko Akyoshi, Toshiko Mariano
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Discography of Toshiko Akiyoshi:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Finesse 8 Audio 1978 Concord Jazz
2 With Brazilian Friends - "Yes, I Have No 4Beat Today" 8 Audio 1997-11-22 Ninety-One
3 The Many Sides Of 8 Audio 1992-11-01
4 The Many Sides Of 8 Audio 2005-02-23
5 Toshiko Meets Her Old Pals 6 Audio 1994-08-25
6 Notorious Tourist From The East 5 Audio 1980 Inner City Records
7 The Many Sides Of 8 Audio 1957 Verve Records
8 Sumie / The Personal Aspect In Jazz 3 Audio 1971-03-00 JVC
9 Interlude 8 Audio 1987 Concord Jazz
10 Together 10 Audio 1980 Chiaroscuro Records
11 Her Trio, Her Quartet 8 Audio
12 Let Freedom Ring 13 Audio 2007 Hänssler Classic
13 Toshiko & Leon Sash At Newport 10 Audio 1958
14 Finesse 8 Audio Concord Jazz

Japanese-American jazz pianist, composer/arranger, and bandleader.

Born: 12 December 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.

Mother of [a=Monday Michiru] through an ex-marriage with saxophonist [a=Charlie Mariano].

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