Published on Dec 10, 2012
An AMAZING track 4 by the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, from their 1976 album "Insights".
"Minamata" is a jazz suite divided into 3 movements:
1) Peaceful Village
2) Prosperity & Consequence
Ms. Akiyoshi utilizes Japanese traditional music and combines it with a tight big band sound.
Trumpets- Bobby Shew, Mike Price, Richard Cooper, Jerry Hey
Trombones- Bill Reichenbach, Charlie Loper, Britt Woodman, Phil Teele
Reeds - Dick Spencer (alto), Gary Foster (alto), Lew Tabackin (Tenor, Flute), Tom Peterson (Tenor), Bill Perkins (baritone)
Drums - Peter Donald
Bass - Don Baldwin
Piano - Toshiko Akiyoshi
Voice - Michiru Mariano