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Sumi Tonooka Trio: Long Ago Today

Read "Long Ago Today" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The name of Sumi Tonooka conjures two images. First, the name of a fine jazz pianist whose album, Taking Time (Candid, 1990), was retrieved from a cutout bin circa the year of its release. Secondly, around the same time, seeing the pianist perform, chairing a rhythm section that supported the formidable duo of trombonists Steve Turre ...

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Sumi Tonooka Trio: Long Ago Today

Read "Long Ago Today" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Circumstance is not always kind, decreeing course and matter. In the case of pianist Sumi Tonooka, circumstance dictated that she wait for ten years before she had the opportunity to record as a leader. The last time she did so was in 1999 on Secret Places, released on Kenny Barron's label, Joken Records.

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