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Monopoly Game is the sixth recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin. The three tracks, "Kyoto Paradox", Caribbean Dream" and "Urban Rhapsody" make up the three part "Suite for Koto and Jazz Orchestra" commissioned jointly by the San Francisco Jazz Festival and UCLA. The song "Jazz Club" was commissioned by NHK Radio.

Monopoly Game
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Studio album by
Released1998
RecordedAvatar Studios, New York, 1998 June 23, 24, 25
GenreJazz
Length61:10
LabelBMG / Novus-J
ProducerToshiko Akiyoshi, Ex. Producer: Ikuyoshi Hirakawa
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Four Seasons of Morita Village
(1996)
Monopoly Game
(1998)
Tribute to Duke Ellington
(1999)

Track listingEdit

All songs composed and arranged by Toshiko Akiyoshi:

  1. "Jazz Club (Opener)" – 2:56
  2. "Glass Ceiling" – 7:50
  3. "Monopoly Game" – 10:17
  4. "Kyoto Paradox" – 9:41
  5. "Caribbean Dream" – 12:30
  6. "Urban Rhapsody" – 10:55
  7. "State of the Unison" – 7:01

PersonnelEdit

Guest

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