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Strive for Jive

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Strive For Jive
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Recorded1985, Chicago
LabelV.I.E.W. Video
DirectorArnold Rosenthal
ProducerYale Wexler
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
My Elegy
Strive For Jive
In Shanghai
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link3.5/5 stars

The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra: Strive for Jive is a live video recording of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin in a jazz club setting. The video was apparently recorded in the mid 1980s in Chicago and first released on VHS video tape around 1993 and on DVD in 2009.

Track listing

All songs composed and orchestrated by Toshiko Akiyoshi:

  1. "Yellow Is Mellow"
  2. "Strive For Jive"
  3. "Quadrille, Anyone?"
  4. "Autumn Sea"
  5. "Warning: Success May Be Hazardous To Your Health"
  6. "Strive For Jive" (Reprise)



  • V.I.E.W. Video 1336 (cover / credits)
  • Yanow, Scott. Allmusic (link) Accessed 30 July 2007.

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