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Toshiko Akiyoshi

As an arranger, Toshiko Akiyoshi (influenced originally by Gil Evans and Thad Jones) continues to be particularly notable for incorporating components of traditional Japan music into her otherwise bop-ish graphs. A solid (and underrated) pianist in the Bud Powell custom, Akiyoshi was created in China but transferred to Japan in …

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