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Desert Lady / Fantasy

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Desert Lady / Fantasy
Studio album by
RecordedClinton Recording, New York, NY, 1993 December 1–3
ProducerLew Tabackin and Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Carnegie Hall Concert
Desert Lady / Fantasy
Four Seasons of Morita Village
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link4/5 stars

Desert Lady / Fantasy is the fourth recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin. Not to be confused with the 1989 Lew Tabackin (Quartet) Concord Records release, Desert Lady. The album received two Grammy award nominations in the "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance" and (for the song, "Bebop") "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" categories.

Track listing

All arrangements by Akiyoshi. All songs composed by Akiyoshi except as noted:

  1. "Harlequin Tears" – 8:15
  2. "Desert Lady" / "Fantasy" (Tabackin / Akiyoshi) – 15:39
  3. "Hangin' Loose" – 9:38
  4. "Hiroko's Delight" – 8:48
  5. "Broken Dreams" (Tabackin) – 8:25
  6. "Bebop" (Gillespie) – 6:37



  • Daniel Ponce – conga drums (track 2, "Desert Lady" / "Fantasy")

References / external links

  • Columbia CK-57856
  • Allmusic
  • 1994 Grammy nominations, Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance and (for the song, "Bebop") Best Arrangement on an Instrumental (LA Times link)

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