This trio excursion is a memento of the first of Monty Alexander's many performance visits to Japan. "It was a brand-new, wonderful experience," Alexander says, "beautiful country, keen audiences. We went on a little tour of the jazz clubs. The Japanese people were lovely. We'd go in there and make 'em happy." Critic Doug Ramsey once wrote of Alexander's "loping swing," "piquantly hesitant placement of notes at precisely the correct strategic spots behind the beat," and "rhythmic concept charged by the dance music of the Caribbean islands." That ecstatic feeling permeates much of the album and dominates "St. Thomas," one of three previously unreleased pieces. A glittering, headlong version of "Impressions" is another bonus track. Of In Tokyo, Alexander says, "I'm very pleased with it, the sound, the good piano, the tone of the bass and drums, the memory of great times with Andy Simpkins and Frank Gant." This is the first CD issue of Monty Alexander-- In Tokyo .
Broadway, Just in Time, Sweet Lady, Tricotism, Never Let Me Go, Montevideo, Pawnbroker, See See Rider, plus CD bonus tracks Impressions, Nature Boy, St. Thomas