The Tokyo Blues
|The Tokyo Blues|
|Studio album by Horace Silver|
|Released||Early November 1962|
|Recorded||July 13–14, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Horace Silver chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
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. The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars.
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.
All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated
- "Too Much Sake" - 6:45
- "Sayonara Blues" - 12:12
- "The Tokyo Blues" - 7:39
- "Cherry Blossom" (Ronnell Bright) - 6:11
- "Ah! So" - 7:05
Recorded on July 13 (tracks 2-3) & July 14 (tracks 1 & 4-5), 1962.
- Horace Silver - piano
- Blue Mitchell - trumpet (tracks 1-3 & 5)
- Junior Cook - tenor saxophone (tracks 1-3 & 5)
- Gene Taylor - bass
- John Harris Jr. - drums
- Alfred Lion - production
- Reid Miles - design
- Rudy Van Gelder - engineering
- Francis Wolff - photography
- Billboard Nov 10, 1962
- Down Beat: November 22, 1962 vol. 29, no. 29
- Allmusic Review
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1299. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- Horace Silver discography accessed November 23, 2009.
- Allmusic Review accessed November 23, 2009.