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Vintage by Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin
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Artist/Band:Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin
Name:Vintage
Cat No.:TTOC-0014
Performed by:Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano)
Lew Tabackin (flute,tenor sax)
Release Date:06/18/2008
Description:From the small label that brought us the wonderful 50th Anniversary Concert by the Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin Super Quartet, now comes another very special album by the long-time partners. This time, it is a duo album: Surprisingly, we are told that it is the first-ever such album by the famous musical couple who have been married for almost 40 years. In a sense, it took them almost 40 years to make this album; hense the title.

And, the album is a Duke Ellington songbook. The consummate pianist and singular tenor saxophonist/flutist give us their superb interpretations of and heartwarming conversations on vintage Ellington numbers such as "Take The 'A' Train," "Mood Indigo" and "In A Sentimental Mood." The program includes lesser-known tunes like "Gypsy Without A Song" and "Serenade To Sweden" as well as Akiyoshi's compositon "Eulogy."

The performances are simply superb. Arrangements are relatively straight forward, but Akiyoshi's bebop-based piano and Tabackin's unique, strong voice on both tenor and flute are amazing. Like vintage wine, their music is apparently getting better with age! As typical of the young T-Toc Records, the recorded sound is also very good. All in all, this is a great album that one does not encounter very often. As with the previous album 50th Anniversary Concert, this one will be remembered as a towering achievement by Akiyoshi and Tabackin. Strongly recommended!

Produced by Takao Ishida. Recorded by Kimio Oikawa and Mastered by Kazuie Sugimoto.
Eastwind Import Price:
$31.00

Album Tracks:
1. Take The "A" TrainMP3 Sample
2. Sophisticated Lady
3. Gypsy Without A Song
4. Mood IndigoMP3 Sample
5. Serenade To Sweden
6. All Too Soon
7. It Don't Mean A Thing
8. I Got It Bad And That Ain't GoodMP3 Sample
9. Drop Me Off In Harlem
10. Eulogy
11. What Am I Here Fore
12. Cotton Tail
13. In A Sentimental Mood
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