Charles McPherson – Live in Tokyo – CD

Charles McPherson - Live in Tokyo - CD

Charles McPherson – Live in Tokyo – CD

Recorded live in Tokyo, in April 1976, on the first Xanadu tour of Japan, this album presents alto saxophonist Charles McPherson at his best, accompanied by Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Leroy Williams. Bird’s music was very much in evidence on this tour, and particularly on McPherson’s set at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall on April 14. Live in Tokyo was a stellar followup to McPherson’s 1975 Xanadu debut, Beautiful! (which also featured Jones and Williams, plus pianist Duke Jordan).

TRACKLIST:

01. TOKYO BLUE 7:26
02. EAST OF THE SUN 5:41
03. DESAFINADO 8:39
04. ORIENT EXPRESS 9:19
05. THESE FOOLISH THINGS 6:21
06. BOUNCING WITH BUD 6:48
07. GROOVIN’ HIGH 7:47*
08. BLUE ‘N’ BOOGIE 7:39*

CHARLES McPHERSON, alto saxophone
BARRY HARRIS, piano
JIMMY RANEY, guitar
SAM JONES, bass
LEROY WILLIAMS, drums

* BONUS TRACKS, from the same concert, but not present on the original LP. Recorded by Shinji Ohtsuka at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 1976. Mixed by Paul Goodman (RCA) in New York City. Mastered by Joe Brescio at Master Cutting Room, NYC. Produced & Directed by Don Schlitten Cover & Inlay Photos: Don Schlitten Reissue Produced for Release by Zev Feldman Executive Producer: Jordi Soley