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Horace Silver: The Tokyo Blues

On this CD, cut in 1962 after a happy trip to Japan, it was Silver’s intention to write some compositions combining “traditional Japanese feeling in the melodies with Latin feeling in the rhythms.” Four of the album’s pieces were composed by him, another, the pretty ballad “Cherry Blossom,” by Ronnell Bright.

The group includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenorman Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor and drummer John Harris.

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