Tokyo Live (John McLaughlin album)

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Tokyo Live
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Live album by
The Free Spirits Featuring John McLaughlin
Recorded16, 18 December 1993
Venue Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Jazz fusion
Label Verve
Producer John McLaughlin
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Tokyo Live is a live jazz album released by The Free Spirits (guitarist John McLaughlin, organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Dennis Chambers) on Verve in 1994. Despite the group credit on the sleeve, the record is generally considered to be a McLaughlin solo album.


The album was produced by John McLaughlin; the executive producer was Jean-Philippe Allard. It was recorded live on December 16th and 18th, 1993 at the Blue Note Tokyo jazz club in Tokyo, Japan.

Track listing

(All pieces composed by John McLaughlin except "No Blues" by Miles Davis)

  1. "1 Nite Stand" 7:05
  2. "Hijacked" 10:25
  3. "When Love is Far Away" 4:56
  4. "Little Miss Valley" 10:56
  5. "Juju at the Crossroads" 5:15
  6. "Vukovar" 12:11
  7. "No Blues" 4:27
  8. "Mattinale" 19:42


Chart performance

1994Billboard Top Jazz Albums11 [4]

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