Toshiko Akiyoshi : piano
Lew Tabackin : sax and flute
Frank Wess, Jim Snidero, Walt Weiskopf, Ed Xiques: woods and saxophones
Jo Mosello, John Eckert, Brian Lynch, Chris Albert : trumpets
Hart Smith, Conrad Herwig, Chris Citers, Philip Keele: trombones
Scot Robinson : drums
Michael Formanck : bass
Toshiko Akiyoshi is a Japanese lady writing american music to be played by an all male big band. Different, maybe, but she has been leading the most popular big band in the world since 1974... According to the critic's polls, it is also the best...