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Insights (album)

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Insights (Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band)
Studio album by
Released1976
RecordedRCA Studio 'A', Hollywood, California, June 22, - June 24, 1976
GenreJazz
Length40:18
LabelVictor (Japan), RCA Victor (U.S.)
ProducerHiroshi Isaka
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
Road Time
(1976)
Insights (Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band)
(1976)
March of the Tadpoles
(1977)
Alternative cover
RCA Victor (U.S.) LP album cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic link4/5 stars
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[1]

Insights is the fourth studio recording of the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band and was voted "Jazz Album of the Year" in the 1978 Down Beat magazine critic's poll. It received the Swing Journal magazine 1976 Gold Disk prize in Japan and was nominated for a 1978 Grammy award in the USA for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Big Band.

All tracks from this album are also included on the 2008 Mosaic 3 CD compilation, Mosaic Select: Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band.

Track listing

All songs composed and arranged by Toshiko Akiyoshi:

LP side A

  1. "Studio J" – 6:07
  2. "Transience" – 4:40
  3. "SUMIE" – 7:55

LP side B

  1. "Minamata" (suite) – 21:36
    1. "Peaceful Village"
    2. "Prosperity & Consequence"
    3. "Epilogue"

Personnel

Guest Artists:

References / External Links

References

  1. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 6. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.


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