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Sketches of Japan

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Sketches of Japan
Studio album by
Released1999
GenreJazz
Length49:32
LabelNippon Crown
Toshiko Akiyoshi chronology
Live at Blue Note Tokyo '97
(1997)
Sketches of Japan
(1999)
Solo Live at the Kennedy Center
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Sketches of Japan is an album by jazz pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. It was released in 1999 by Nippon Crown Records.

Recording and music

The album was recorded over three sessions: at Studio A, Avatar Studios, New York City on January 12–13 and February 8, 1999; and at CRS Recording Studio No. 1, Tokyo on November 17, 1998.[2] Most of the music is played by a trio, and five of the seven tracks were written by Akiyoshi.[1]

Track listing

  1. "Kyoto Paradox" - 6:24
  2. "Children In The Temple Ground" - 8:44
  3. "Tsurusaki Odori" - 6:33
  4. "Mari To Tonosama" - 6:14
  5. "Repose" - 8:19
  6. "Prayer" - 6:44
  7. "Grooving in Yokohama" - 6:34

Personnel

References

  1. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. "Toshiko Akiyoshi: Sketches of Japan". AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Toshiko Akiyoshi Discography". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved December 6, 2018.


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