Toshiyuki Honda

Toshiyuki Honda (born April 9, 1957, Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz musician and composer.

Honda's father was a jazz critic, whose name was also Toshiyuki Honda. As a jazz musician, he learned flute and saxophone, and worked in the late 1970s with George Otsuka and the Burning Waves ensemble. In the 1980s he worked with Chick Corea, Tatsuya Takahashi, and Kazumi Watanabe, as well as leading his own ensemble, Super Quartet.[1] he was also a member of the ensemble Native Son.

Starting in the late 1980s, Honda turned increasingly toward composing for film and television, as well as working in record producing. He composed the soundtrack for the film A Taxing Woman in 1987, which raised his prominence as a film scorer.


Studio Albums

  • Burnin Waves (1978)
  • Opa Com Deus (1979)
  • Easy Breathing (1980)
  • Boomerang as Toshiyuki Honda & Burning Waves (1981)
  • Spanish Tears as Toshiyuki Honda & Burning Waves (1981)
  • Shangri-La (1982)
  • Toshiyuki Honda (1982)
  • September as Toshiyuki Honda & The New Burning Wave (1983)
  • Modern (1984)
  • The Super Quartet" as Toshiyuki Honda featuring The Super Quartet (1986)
  • Radio Club (1987)
  • Something Coming On as Toshiyuki Honda Radio Club

Soundtrack albums


  1. ^ "Toshiyuki Honda". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd edition, ed. Barry Kernfeld.

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