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Studio album by
RecordedSage & Sand Studio Hollywood, California, 1974 April 3~4
LabelVictor (Japan), RCA Victor (U.S.)
ProducerToshiko Akiyoshi and Hiroshi Isaka
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band chronology
Long Yellow Road
Alternative cover
RCA (U.S.) LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Kogun is the first album recorded by the Los Angeles-based Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. It was released in Japan by Victor in 1974 and received the Swing Journal Silver Disk prize for that year. It was later released on RCA Victor in the USA and elsewhere and received a 1979 Grammy nomination 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. "Elegy" – 9:13
  2. "Memory" – 10:24

LP side B

  1. "Kogun" – 6:49
  2. "American Ballad" – 5:49
  3. "Henpecked Old Man" – 9:08



References / external links

  1. ^ Gioffre, Daniel. Toshiko Akiyoshi Lew Tabackin Big Band: Kogun > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
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