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  1. The first eight tracks correspond to Akiyoshi's first album "Toshiko's Piano" from , which is also the title of this CD. In addition, tracks are the first four tracks from her album "Amazing Toshiko Akiyoshi".3/5(1).
  2. What Is This Thing Called Love () Toshiko Akiyoshi A Japanese jazz composer/arranger, bandleader and pianist; she has received 14 Grammy nominations, and she was the first woman to win the Best Arranger and Composer awards in Down Beat magazine's Readers Poll.
  3. The Bud Powell influence is rather obvious during several of the tracks, as Akiyoshi slashes her way through "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "I Want to Be Happy," the lesser-known "Shadrach," and a very brisk treatment of Johnny Hodges' "Squatty Roo." She also shows promise at more relaxed tempos, playing standards such as "Gone With the Wind" and a dreamy, somewhat impressionistic piano solo 6/
  4. Leader(s): Toshiko Akiyoshi Label Name: Norgran Release Date: January 1, Tracks: What is This Thing Called Love Tracks: Gone with the Wind Tracks: I Want to be Happy Tracks: J-DISC is a tool for exploring jazz recordings, with rich information on the artists, songs, and labels, and vast legacy of LPs and CDs that have shaped the music we enjoy and research today.
  5. 7 rows · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Toshiko Akiyoshi - Toshiko's /5(10).

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