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Toshiko Akiyoshi in Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz: Strive for Jive

The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra: Strive for Jive

2009 NR

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi leads her acclaimed 16-piece big band through a spectacular performance in this concert featuring saxophone players Frank Wess and Lew Tabackin. Interviews with Akiyoshi and Tabackin are interspersed with concert footage, shedding light on the music and inspirations of one of the world's most renowned contemporary jazz orchestras.