The Tokyo Blues

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The Tokyo Blues
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released 1962
Recorded July 13–14, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:52
Label Blue Note
BST 84110
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
Doin' the Thing
The Tokyo Blues
Silver's Serenade
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Tokyo Blues is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1962, featuring performances by Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and John Harris Jr.[2] The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated

  1. "Too Much Sake" - 6:45
  2. "Sayonara Blues" - 12:12
  3. "The Tokyo Blues" - 7:39
  4. "Cherry Blossom" (Ronnell Bright) - 6:11
  5. "Ah! So" - 7:05

Recorded on July 13 (tracks 2-3) & July 14 (tracks 1 & 4-5), 1962.



Album Cover[edit]

Appearing on the album cover sitting to his left (i.e. appearing on the right hand side) is Mako Idemitsu the daughter Sazō Idemitsu, founder of Idemitsu Kosan and at the time a third year student at Columbia University.


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed November 23, 2009.
  3. ^ Allmusic Review accessed November 23, 2009.