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The Tokyo Blues

Horace Silver Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 441,178 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Too Much Sake (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster) 6:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sayonara Blues (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)12:142.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Tokyo Blues (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster) 7:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Cherry Blossom (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster) 6:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ah! So (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster) 7:070.99  Buy MP3 

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely magical. 27 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although recognised by many as a giant in the Jazz world, Silver has never had the recognition afforded to many of his contempories. This album shows exactly why he should be elevated to the status of all time great. Sayonara Blues is an epic that stands as one of the finest pieces of music of the 20th Century, whilst the rest of the album takes in everything that you can ask for in a timeless jazz album. Sheer class - worth a tenner of anyone's money
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure genius 14 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Sayonara Blues is quite possibly my favourite piece of music of all time, and the rest of this album a'int bad either! Relatively unknown by the record-buying general public, but loved by many who 'know about jazz' (Gilles Peterson and 4Hero are both major fans), the man should rightfully be up there with Davis and Coltrane. Better even than the more popular 'Songs for my father' this album would fit in any decent record collection, no matter what your taste.
If you can get hold of it, it sounds even better on vinyl!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal early sixties Jazz masterpiece 21 April 2007
By David Johnson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those hynotic early sixties Blue Note sessions that must surely go down as one of Jazz's masterpieces. This was recorded as a dedication to Silver's Japanese fans and the reception his band received whilst on tour there.

We start with the kicking,"Too much Sake." It's Silver's agility and sense of tempo, omnipresent on all his recordings that mark his music out. This track is another classic example.

Then we come to, "Sayonara Blues," for me one of the greatest pieces of music in Jazz. Witness the way Silver builds the tempo from a single starting note, his relentless control of the tempo through two admirable solos from Mitchell and Cook and then his own beautiful arching solo that breaks through the rhythm of the track. It's a transcendal piece of music, "Deep Jazz," as we so often call pieces of music like these these days and somewhat ground-breaking in its execution.

Some of Blue Mitchell's work on this record is simply outstanding, his understanding of the rhythm laid down by his bandleader is simply flawless, check out the snaking,"The Tokyo Blues." He plays to the music and isn't trying to show you what a good trumpeter he is.

The slow swinger,"Cheery Blossom," marks a beautifully languid moment, before with we swing into the Japenese tinged melody of,"Ah! So," a phonetic writing of ,"Wow," in Japanese.

Francis Wolff's classic Blue Note covers adorns this outstanding record and one asks the question when this will be given the Rudy Van Gelder remaster treatment. I suppose it doesn't really matter, it's sublime just how it is.
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