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Desert Lady / Fantasy

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Desert Lady / Fantasy
Studio album by
Released1994
RecordedClinton Recording, New York, NY, 1993 December 1–3
GenreJazz
Length57:24
LabelColumbia
ProducerLew Tabackin and Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Carnegie Hall Concert
(1992)
Desert Lady / Fantasy
(1994)
Four Seasons of Morita Village
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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

Personnel

Guest

  • 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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