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Lew Tabackin

Lew Tabackin

born on 26/3/1940 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Lew Tabackin

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Lew Tabackin

Lew Tabackin (born March 26, 1940 in Philadelphia) is a jazz flutist and a tenor saxophonist. He is married to Toshiko Akiyoshi, who is a jazz pianist and a composer/arranger.[1]

Biography

Tabackin studied flute at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and also studied music with composer Vincent Persichetti. In 1962 he graduated from the Conservatory and, after a stint with the U.S. Army, worked with Tal Farlow. He also worked in a combo that included Elvin Jones, Donald Byrd, and Roland Hanna. Later he would have a chair in The Dick Cavett Show's band and The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.[2]

He formed a quartet with Toshiko Akiyoshi in the late 1960s, and in 1973 co-founded the Toshiko Akiyoshi Lew Tabackin Big Band which later became the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin, playing bebop in Duke Ellington-influenced arrangements and compositions by Akiyoshi.[3] Tabackin was principal soloist for the big band/orchestra from 1973 through 2003.

Lew Tabackin was interviewed by Linus Wyrsch on "The Jazz Hole" for breakthruradio.com in July 2011 - Lew Tabackin Interview by breakthruradio.com

Jazz Foundation of America

Tabackin has become a great supporter of The Jazz Foundation of America in their mission to save the homes and the lives of America's elderly jazz and blues musicians including musicians that survived Hurricane Katrina. He sits on the Advisory Committee of the Foundation since 2002.[4]

Discography

As leader or co-leader

  • Tabackin (1974) also released as Let the Tape Roll
  • Daydream (1976)
  • Dual Nature (1976)
  • Trackin' (1976)
  • Tenor Gladness, with Warne Marsh (1976)
  • Rites of Pan (1977)
  • Vintage Tenor (1978)
  • Lew Tabackin Meets the Tadpoles (1979)
  • Black and Tan Fantasy (1979)
  • Phil Woods & Lew Tabackin (1980)
  • Threedom (1980)
  • Duo: John Lewis & Lew Tabackin (1981)
  • My Old Flame (1982)
  • Lew Tabackin Quartet with Randy Brecker,... (1983)
  • Angelica (1985)
  • Desert Lady (1989)
  • I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
  • What a Little Moonlight Can Do (1994)
  • Live at Vartan's (1994)
  • L' Archiduc - Round About Five (1996)
  • Tenority (1996)
  • In a Sentimental Mood (1998)
  • Pyramid (1999)
  • Tanuki's Night Out - Lew Tabackin Trio (2002)
  • Vintage: Duke Ellington Songbook (2008)
  • Live in Paris - Lew Tabackin Trio (2008)
  • Lew Tabackin Quartet (2010)[5]

Toshiko Akiyoshi Lew Tabackin Big Band

  • Kogun (1974)
  • Long Yellow Road (1975)
  • Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan) (1975) also known as HANA KAI TAN ()
  • Road Time (1976)
  • Insights (1976)
  • March of the Tadpoles (1977)
  • Live at Newport '77 (1977)
  • Live at Newport II (1977)
  • Salted Gingko Nuts (1978) also known as SHIO GIN NAN ()
  • Sumi-e (1979)
  • Farewell (1980)
  • From Toshiko with Love (1981) also released as Tanuki's Night Out
  • European Memoirs (1982)

Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin

  • Ten Gallon Shuffle (1984)
  • Wishing Peace (1986)
  • Carnegie Hall Concert (1992)
  • Desert Lady / Fantasy (1993)
  • Four Seasons of Morita Village (1996)
  • Monopoly Game (1998)
  • Tribute to Duke Ellington (1999)
  • Hiroshima - Rising from the Abyss (2001)
  • Last Live in Blue Note Tokyo (2003)
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra in Shanghai (2011)

Akiyoshi - Tabackin Big Band compilations

  • Mosaic Select: Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band (Mosaic Records, 2008)[6]
  • NOVUS Series 70: The Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band (BMG / Novus)
  • Eternal Best / Best 8 (BMG)
  • The Best of Toshiko Akiyoshi (BMG)

As sideman

With Maynard Ferguson

  • Ridin' High (Atlantic, 1966)

With Jazz Composer's Orchestra

  • The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (ECM, 1968)

With Duke Pearson

  • Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band (Blue Note, 1968)
  • Now Hear This (Blue Note, 1969)
  • I Don't Care Who Knows It (Blue Note, 1996)

With Donald Byrd

  • Fancy Free (Blue Note, 1969)
  • Electric Byrd (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Kofi (Blue Note, 1995)

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

  • Toshiko at Top of the Gate (Nippon Columbia, 1969)
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi in Japan aka Long Yellow Road (Toshiba, 1970)
  • Jazz, the Personal Dimension (Victor, 1971)
  • Meditation (Dan, 1971)
  • Sumie (Victor, 1971)
  • Yes, I Have No 4 Beat Today (Nippon Crown, 1995)
  • Time Stream: Toshiko Plays Toshiko (Nippon Crown, 1996)
  • 50th Anniversary Concert in Japan (T-toc, 2006)

With The Manhattan Transfer

With Barry Miles

  • White Heat (Mainstream, 1971)

With Leonard Feather

  • Night Blooming (Mainstream, 1972)

With Tom Waits

  • Small Change (Asylum, 1976)

With Shelly Manne

  • Plays Richard Rodgers' Musical "Rex" (Discovery, 1976)
  • Essence (Galaxy, 1977)

With Jimmy Knepper

  • Jimmy Knepper in L.A. (Inner City, 1977)

With Louie Bellson

  • Ecue Ritmos Cubanos (Pablo, 1977)

With Bill Berry

With Freddie Hubbard

  • Sweet Return (Atlantic, 1983)

With Benny Carter

  • Central City Sketches (Nimbus Records, 1987)

With John Colianni

  • Blues-O-Matic (Concord, 1988)

With Carla White

  • Listen Here (Evidence, 1991)
  • Mood Swings (Milestone, 1992)
  • The Sweetest Sounds (DIW, 2000)

With Howard Alden

  • Take Your Pick (Concord, 1996)

With David Lahm

  • Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell (Arkadia Jazz, 1999)

With Jimmy Amadie

  • The Philadelphia Story (TPR, 2007)

With Harmonie Ensemble New York

  • Tchaikovsky, Ellington, Strayhorn: Nutcracker Suites (Harmonia Mundi, 2013)

Video

  • My Elegy (1984)
  • Strive For Jive (1992)[7]
  • In Shanghai (2011)

Awards and honors

Down Beat magazine Critic's Poll winner:[8]

Down Beat Magazine Reader's Poll winner:[9]

  • Big Band: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
  • Flute: 1981, 1982

Grammy award nominations:[10]

  • Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band: 1976 (Long Yellow Road), 1977 (Road Time), 1978 (Insights), 1979 (Kogun), 1980 (Farewell), 1981 (Tanuki's Night Out), 1984 (Ten Gallon Shuffle), 1985 (March of the Tadpoles), 1992 (Carnegie Hall Concert), 1994 (Desert Lady / Fantasy).

Stereo Review magazine (US):

  • Jazz Album of the Year: 1976 (Long Yellow Road)

Swing Journal (Japanese jazz magazine) awards:[11]

  • Gold Disk: 1976 (Insights), Silver Disk: 1974 (Kogun), 1979 (Salted Gingko Nuts), 1996 (Four Seasons of Morita Village)

References

  1. Lew Tabackin 70th Birthday Celebration announcement (Ref for correct birth month - vs. birth month error in (Feather/Gitler's) Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies)
  2. Feather, Leonard, and Ira Gitler. The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies. New York: Horizon, 1976. Print.
  3. Down Beat Artist Profile
  4. archive.org. 2009-02-11. URL: http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondJazzAngelspt.2-JFA_sWendyOxenhornonHammondCastKYOURADIO. (Archived by blogspot.com at http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondJazzAngelspt.2-JFA_sWendyOxenhornonHammondCastKYOURADIO)
  5. Dryden, Ken, "Lew Tabackin: Jazz na Hrad (2010)," allaboutjazz.com. Accessed 2011 September 26.
  6. Mosaic Records, Mosaic Select Vol. 33. Accessed 2008 September 19.
  7. VIEW DVD Listing
  8. Down Beat magazine critic's poll winners database. Accessed 2007 October 4
  9. Down Beat magazine Readers Poll winners database "archives" Accessed 2010 March.
  10. LA Times (Grammy) Awards database. Accessed 2007 October 4
  11. Swing Journal (Japanese Jazz magazine) Gold / Silver Disk Award winners (Japanese link). Accessed 2007 October 4

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