Originally available on the Japanese Trio label, this Storyville CD reissue unfortunately has no liner notes. Guitarist Barney Kessel performs a set of overly relaxed warhorses with a couple of quietly supportive sidemen (bassist Kunimitsu Inaba and drummer Tetsujirah Obara) at a Tokyo club. Laurindo Almeida's "Barniana" is the only obscure material on a low-key and lightly swinging date which finds Kessel emphasizing his chordal work on such tunes as "Girl From Ipanema," "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Willow Weep For Me." Sleepy music.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow