2002 Ryo Okumoto – Coming Through

Ryo Okumoto (奥本亮, born May 24, 1959 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese rock keyboardist, best known for his work with progressive rock group Spock’s Beard. He joined the band in 1996 and has been a member ever since. When singer and keyboardist Neal Morse was in the band, Ryo Okumoto played Hammond Organ and Mellotron on the albums. Now he has taken full keyboard duties, therefore playing synthesiser, especially the Minimoog. He resides in Los Angeles.

He has performed and recorded with numerous other artists, including GPS, and has released many solo albums.

After Neal Morse left, he also played the keyboards for the rock band Eric Burdon & The New Animals in 1998 (for only 3 weeks), before Martin Gerschwitz (now Iron Butterfly) joined them.

He also worked with Phil Collins and Eric Clapton in other bands, and with the prog band K².

Tracks

1 Godzilla Vs. King Ghidaran 7:18
2 The Farther He Goes, The Farther He Goes 5:43
3 Slipping Down 5:56
4 Highway Roller 4:04
5 Free Fall 4:02
6 Coming Through 5:20
7 Close Enough 18:59
8 The Imperial 5:20

Musicians

1 Godzilla Vs. King Ghidaran

Bass Dave Carpenter
Drums Simon Phillips
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto

2 The Farther He Goes, The Farther He Falls

Bass Dave Meros
Drums Nick D’Virgilio
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jun Sumida
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto

3 Slipping Down

Bass Dave Meros
Drums Nick D’Virgilio
Guitar Jun Sumida
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto
Sax Doug Webb
Sax Andy Suzuki
Trumpet Jon Papenbrook
Background Vocals Michael Mishaw
Vocals Bobby Kimball

4 Highway Roller

Bass Dave Meros
Drums Sage Okumoto
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto

5 Free Fall

Bass Dave Meros
Drums Nick D’Virgilio
Guitar Alan Morse
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto

6 Coming Through

Bass Dave Meros
Drums Simon Phillips
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto
Vocals Neal Morse

7 Close Enough

Bass Dave Meros
Drums Simon Phillips
Guitar Mike Landau
Guitar Alan Morse
Keyboards Ryo Okumoto
Background Vocals Alan Morse
Background Vocals Linda Green Okumoto
Vocals Bobby Kimball

8 The Imperial

Keyboards Ryo Okumoto