1993 Takeshi Itoh – T.K. LA

T.K. LA is the fifth solo album by Takeshi Itoh, released in 1993.

Takeshi Itoh (伊東たけし Itō Takeshi) (born 15 March 1954 in Japan), nicknamed “T.K.” by fans, (possibly because of his 1988 solo album, which is also titled T.K.), is a Japanese saxophonist, EWI player, lyricist, keyboard player and flautist. He is currently[when?] saxophonist with the band T-Square.

Tracks

1  Freedom Walk (Bill Cantos) 6:18
2  Tell Me It’s True (Norihito Sumitomo; Takeshi Itoh) 6:13
3  Colour Crystal (Bill Cantos; Takeshi Itoh) 5:45
4  Journey (Larry Kimpel; Ricky Lawson) 5:08
5  Scrabble (Norihito Sumitomo) 4:32
6  Myth (Takeshi Itoh) 4:18
7  Not Enough Time (Bill Cantos; David Ward; Howard McCrary; Ricky Lawson) 5:19
8  So Far (Bill Cantos; Ricky Lawson) 4:52
9  To You (Norihito Sumitomo) 5:29

Media

Musicians

1 Freedom Walk

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarCarlos Rios
PianoBill Cantos
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsBill Cantos


2 Tell Me It’s True

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarCarlos Rios
KeyboardsBill Cantos
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PianoBill Cantos
HornsEarth Wind & Fire Horns
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsEarnest Miller
Background VocalsKevin Dorsey
Background VocalsKevyn Lettau
Background VocalsLynne Fiddmont
Background VocalsBill Cantos


3 Colour Crystal

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarCarlos Rios
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsBill Cantos
EWINorihito Sumitomo
CelloDaniel Smith
ViolaJimbo Ross
ViolinGina Kronstadt
ViolinMarcy Dicterow Vaj
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBill Cantos
Background VocalsEarnest Miller
Background VocalsKevin Dorsey
Background VocalsKevyn Lettau
Background VocalsLynne Fiddmont
VocalsPhil Perry


4 Journey

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarCarlos Rios
PianoBill Cantos
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 Scrabble

DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarCarlos Rios
OrganNeil Larsen
PianoNeil Larsen
HornsEarth Wind & Fire Horns
EWINorihito Sumitomo
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 Myth

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
PianoBill Cantos
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Not Enough Time

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoBill Cantos
SynthesizerBill Cantos
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsLynne Fiddmont


8 So Far

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
PianoBill Cantos
SynthesizerBill Cantos
EWINorihito Sumitomo
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


9 To You

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarCarlos Rios
12 String GuitarCarlos Rios
PianoNeil Larsen
SaxTakeshi Itoh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Ricky Lawson
Co-producer – Norihito Sumitomo
Producer (Executive) – Sam Nagashima
Coordinator (production) – Faith R Fox
Arranged By – Ricky Lawson (Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8)
Arranged By – Bill Cantos (Tracks 1, 8)
Arranged By – Norihito Sumitomo (Tracks 2, 3, 5, 9)
Arranged By – Larry Kimpel (Track 4)
Arranged By – David Ward (Track 7)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Bill Cantos (Track 1)
Engineer – Erik Zobler
Engineer (additional) – David Ward, Mitch Gibson
Engineer (assistant) – David Wills, Michael Geiser, Wayne Holmes
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Erik Zobler
Programmed By – David Ward, David Wills, Norihito Sumitomo, Ricky Lawson
Recorded By – Erik Zobler
Sequenced By – Norihito Sumitomo (Tracks 2, 3, 6)
Sequenced By – Ricky Lawson (Track 9)

Art Direction, Design – Masayuki Yano
Design (design work) – Yoshihiko Amino
Photography By – Norio Suzuki, Yohei Nagasaka

Manufactured By – MMG Inc.
Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Recorded At – Le Gonks West
Recorded At – Ahhsum Lawson
Mixed At – Mama Jo’s
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering