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Sumi Tonooka: Long Ago Today

Read "Long Ago Today" reviewed by David Adler

Players as acclaimed as Uri Caine speak highly of their fellow Philadelphian, pianist Sumi Tonooka, who deserves a far wider hearing but works at her own pace. Long Ago Today, her first leader date in 10 years and her fifth since 1990, is accurately titled in the sense that it was recorded back in 2004. Sadly, ...

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Sumi Toonoka Trio: Long Ago Today

Read "Long Ago Today" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nativa di Filadelfia, Sumi Toonoka vanta prestigiosi studi (con Mary Lou Williams, Stanley Cowell) e significative collaborazioni (Benny Golson, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Scott) sia concertistiche che discografiche. Questo in esame è il suo quinto CD da leader, dopo quasi un decennio di silenzio discografico, durante il quale la pianista si è data all'insegnamento e le colonne sonore da film. La ...

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 ...

Sumi Tonooka: Long Ago Today

Read "Long Ago Today" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Sumi Tonooka is a pianist from Philadelphia with some impressive credentials: she can recall playing with Philly Joe Jones and has counted upon the services of the redoubtable bassist Rufus Reid on each of her records. More important, she plays with a mature and entirely personal style that makes her a contender for the ranks of ...

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.

Tonooka ...