Several Shades Of Jade/Breeze From The East
by Cal Tjader
Released: Nov 1963
Label: Verve Records
Tjader's superb1963 faux Asian excursion with Lalo Schifrin's far-out big band is paired with the lounge LP Breeze From the East. It's all good, but it's the first half of the record that you'll listen to over and over again. Standout tracks include "Cherry Blossom," "Song of the Yellow River," the incendiary "Tokyo Blues," and the chart hit "Black Orchid."