This little-known quartet album from pianist/composer Dave Brubeck(1920-2012) was recorded in June, 1964 and inspired by a tour of Japan a few months earlier. With Brubeck on piano were altoist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello who'd been together since the late 1950s. Brubeck's teacher, the composer Darius Milhaud, advised him to "travel the world and keep your ears open" which is evident on these 8 memorable Eastern-influenced tracks. Highlights include 'Fujiyama', 'Osaka Blues' & 'The City Is Crying' which features a beautiful alto solo from Paul Desmond. Despite the short playing time of 35 minutes this is an intriguing and evocative album that deserves a place in any Dave Brubeck collection.