Horace Silver/Horace Silver Quintet: The Tokyo Blues

Audio Samples

>Too Much Sake
>Sayonara Blues
>Tokyo Blues, The
>Cherry Bossom
>Ah! So

Track List

>Too Much Sake
>Sayonara Blues
>Tokyo Blues, The
>Cherry Bossom
>Ah! So

Album Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A classic....Silver's quintet includes the impeccable Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Junior Cook on tenor sax."

Album Notes

Personnel: Horace Silver (piano); Junior Cook (tenor saxophone); Blue Mitchell (trumpet); John Harris, Jr. (drums).

Liner Note Author: Atsuhiko Kawabata.

Despite its title, and its cover art (which shows Horace Silver seated with two Japanese geishas in a traditional Japanese rock garden), 1962'S TOKYO BLUES is not particularly influenced by East Asian modalities or structures. Instead, cuts like "Too Much Sake" and "Sayonara Blues" find Silver mining the sophisticated hard bop vein for which he's known, assimilating elements of Latin groove and deep blues into his soulful, swinging sound. Top-shelf personnel, which includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell and saxophonist Junior Cook, makes this another winner in Silver's discography.



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