Horace Silver The Tokyo Blues (1962)

Blue Note
  • 1. too much sake
  • 2. sayonara blues
  • 3. the tokyo blues
  • 4. cherry blossom
  • 5. ah! so

The music for this album was inspired by a recent Horace Silver tour of Japan (an unusual event in 1962). The band is the classic one with Blue Mitchell and Junior Cook, and the compositions are pure Silver. If the Japanese influence is reflected only in some melodic flavoring and reference to things Japanese in the tune titles, no matter. This is classic Silver at his best with the greatest band he ever led. Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder from the original analog tapes.