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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Saturday, March 11th, 2023
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Project The Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500


On The Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi with The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Lew Tabackin music directed by Ted Nash, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays the monumental compositions of the iconic pianist-composer Toshiko Akiyoshi. Manchuria-born, ethnically Japanese, Akiyoshi has been a force on the international scene since 1952, when the iconic pianist Oscar Peterson, on tour with Jazz at the Philharmonic, heard her in Tokyo and insisted that JATP impresario Norman Granz record her. Akiyoshi — who moved to the U.S. in 1956, and will be 93 at the time of the concert — has impressed both for the comprehensive mastery and fierce distillation of the language of bebop master Bud Powell that she was able to assimilate early on in isolation from the U.S. scene and for her evocative corpus of sui generis works since 1973 for the Akiyoshi-Tabackin Orchestra with Lew Tabackin (who will play tenor saxophone and flute on this evening), combining swing, bebop, classical, and elements drawn from her Japanese heritage.



Set I:

  • Long Yellow Road (Intro)
  • Desert Lady-Fantasy
  • Studio J
  • The Village (Toshiko Akiyoshi, solo piano)
  • Black and Tan Fantasy
  • After Mr. Teng

Set II:

  • Kogun
  • Farewell to Mingus
  • Traditional spiritual (Toshiko Akiyoshi, solo piano)
  • Since Perry-Yet Another Tear
  • Epilogue: Hope
  • Hangin’ Loose