Junko Onishi Catalog

1992 (age 25)

Junko Onishi Trio - Wow  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5547)

Junko Onishi, piano; Tomoyuki Shima, bass; Dairiki Hara, drums.
Sound City (Studio I), Tokyo, Japan, September 3-5, 1992
The Jungular
Rockin' In Rhythm
B-Rush
Prospect Park West
Point-Counter-Point
Brilliant Corners
Nature Boy
Broadway Blues
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-95009.

1993

Junko Onishi Trio - Cruisin'  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5555)

Junko Onishi, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
The Power Station, NYC, April 21-22, 1993
Eulogia
The Shepherd
Summertime
Congeniality
Melancholia
Caravan
Roz
Switchin' In
Blue Seven
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28447 2 3.

1994

Junko Onishi Trio - Live At The Village Vanguard  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5570)

Junko Onishi, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, May 6-8, 1994
So Long Eric
Blue Skies
Concorde
How Long Has This Been Goin' On
Darn That Dream
Congeniality
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 31886 2 8.

Junko Onishi Trio - Live At The Village Vanguard II  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5572)

Junko Onishi, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums.: same session.
"Village Vanguard", NYC, May 6-8, 1994
The House Of Blue Lights
Never Let Me Go
Brilliant Corners
Ringo Oiwake
Tea For Two
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 33418 2 5.

1995

Junko Onishi - Piano Quintet Suite  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5576)

Marcus Belgrave, trumpet, vocals; Eiichi Hayashi, alto sax; Junko Onishi, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Tony Rabeson, drums.
Woodstock Studio, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan, July 7-10, 1995
Piano Quintet Suite
Peggie's Blue Skylight
Interlude 1
Naturally
Interlude 2
Tropic Of Capricorn
Tony
Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk
Take The "A" Train
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 36483 2 0.

Junko Onishi Trio - In Europe - Play, Piano, Play  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5583)

Junko Onishi, piano; Shigeo Aramaki, bass; Dairiki Hara, drums.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, July 11, 1995;
"Pori Jazz Festival", Pori, Finland, July 18, 1995;
"The Jazz Open Stuttgart", Stuttgart, Germany, July 20, 1995
Play, Piano, Play
How High The Moon
Slugs
Trinity
Portrait Of Blue
Kutoubia
The Junglar

1997 (age 30)

Yoshiro Okazaki, Seiji Tada, Tetsuro Kawashima, Junko Onishi, Shigeo Aramaki, Dairiki Hara - Jazz Workshop Presents The Sextet  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5586)

Yoshiro Okazaki, trumpet; Seiji Tada, alto sax; Tetsuro Kawashima, tenor sax; Junko Onishi, piano, producer, director; Shigeo Aramaki, bass; Dairiki Hara, drums.
Woodstock Studio, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan, January 26-28, 1997
Princess Swallow
Benny's Bag
Prelude To Tornado
Mu-Jiko Mu-Ihan
Marine Snow
The Lonely Bassman Blues
Portrait In Blue

1998

Junko Onishi - Self Portrait  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8001)

Junko Onishi, piano; Yasushi Yoneki, bass; Motohiko Hino, drums.
released April 29, 1998
Eulogia II

Junko Onishi - Fragile  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8008)

Junko Onishi, piano, keyboards; Reginald Veal, bass; Karriem Riggins, drums #1,3,6; Motohiko Hino, drums #2,4; Tamaya Honda, drums #5,7; PEACE, vocals #4.
Toshiba EMI Sutudio 3, Tokyo, Japan, July 5-7, 1998
1.Phaethon
2.Complexions
3.You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
4.Compared To What
5.Hey Joe
6.Eulogia Variation
7.Sunshine Of Your Love (Jam)
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 4 98108 2 2.

2008 (age 41)

Junko Onishi - Musical Moments  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-68085)

Junko Onishi, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums.
"Blue Note Tokyo", Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan, September 14, 2008
So Long Eric / Mood Indigo / Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (bonus track)
Junko Onishi, piano; Yousuke Inoue, bass; Gean Jackson, drums.
Sound City Studio, Tokyo, Japan, April 30 & May 1, 2009
Hat And Beard
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Back In The Days
Bitter Sweet
Ill Wind
Musical Moments
Somethig Sweet, Something Tender
G.W.
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

2010

Junko Onishi - Baroque  (Verve (J) UCCJ-2081)

Nicholas Payton, trumpet #1-3,5-7; Wycliff Gordon, trombone #1-3,5-7; James Carter, tenor, alto sax, bass clarinet, flute #1-3,5-7; Junko Onishi, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass #1,3,5,7; Reginald Veal, bass #1-3,5-7; Herlin Riley, drums #1-3,5-7; Roland Guerrero, congas #1.
Sear Sound, NYC, March 24-29, 2010
1.Tutti
2.The Mother's (Where Johnny Is)
3.The Threepenny Opera
4.Stardust
5.Meditations For A Pair Of Wire Cutters
6.Flamingo
7.The Street Beat / 52nd Street Theme
8.Memories Of You
** also issued on Verve (Eu) 0259464.

2016

Junko Onishi - Tea Times  (Taboo (J) VRCL 18853)

Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums.
Sony Music Studios, Tokyo, Japan & Studio Favre, Tokyo, Japan, March 6-9, 2016
Tea Time 2
Blackberry
Tea Time 1
Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums; with Eric Miyashiro, Koji Nishimura, Masahiko Sugasaka, trumpet; Nobuhide Handa, Eijiro Nakagawa, Ryota Sasaguri, trombone; Tokuhiro Doi, alto sax; Ryoji Ihara, tenor sax, flute; Kei Suzuki, baritone sax; Ryoji Ihara, transcriber; Ryoji Ihara, horns coordinator.
Chromatic Universe
Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums; with Eric Miyashiro, Koji Nishimura, Atsushi Osawa, Masahiko Sugasaka, trumpet; Nobuhide Handa, Eijiro Nakagawa, Ryota Sasaguri, trombone; Koichi Nonoshita, bass trombone; Kazuhiko Kondo, alto sax; Tokuhiro Doi, alto sax, clarinet; Masakuni Takeno, tenor sax; Ryoji Ihara, tenor sax, flute; Kei Suzuki, baritone sax; Yosuke Miyajima, guitar; Miho Hazama, horn section arranger.
GL/JM
Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums.
The Intersection
Caroline Champtier
Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums; featuring Naruyoshi Kikuchi as N/K, OMSB, rap.
Malcolm Vibraphone X
Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums; featuring JUMA, OMSB, rap; Ayumu Yahaba, Sara Yoshida, chorus.
U Know
Junko Onishi, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Terreon Gully, drums.
Fetish

2017 (age 50)

Junko Onishi Trio - Glamorous Life  (Somethin'Cool (J) SCOL-1025)

Junko Onishi, piano; Yosuke Inoue, bass; Shinnosuke Takahashi, drums.
Sound City A-studio, Tokyo, Japan, September 4 & 5, 2017;
Sound City Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan, September 6, 2017
Essential
Golden Boys
A Love Song (a.k.a. Kutoubia)
Arabesque
Tiger Rag
Almost Like Me
Hot Ginger Apple Pie
Fast City
7/29/04 The Day Of (from "Ocean's 12")

Junko Onishi - Very Special  (Somethin'Cool (J) SCOL-1024)

Takuya Mori, clarinet #6; Yoshie Sato, bass clarinet #6; Junko Onishi, piano, Fender Rhodes #5,9; Takayoshi Baba, guitar #2,4,7,9,10; Yosuke Inoue, bass #11; Shinnosuke Takahashi, cymbals #1; Jose James, vocals #3,8; Miho Hazama, arranger, conductor #6.
Sound City A-studio, Tokyo, Japan, September 7-9, 2017;
Sound City Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan, September 6, 2017;
Crescente Studio, Tokyo, Japan, January 17, 2011
1.Very Special --Intro--
2.I Cover The Waterfront
3.Lush Life
4.Easy To Love
5.Barcarolle (from "The Seasons")
6.Willow Song (from "Otello")
7.Comecar De Novo (The Island)
8.A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
9.How Do You Keep The Music Playing
10.After The Love Has Gone
11.Very Special --Outro--