1983 Tiger Okoshi – Tiger’s Baku

Tiger’s Baku is the second album by Tiger Okoshi, released in 1983 on JVC.

Toru “Tiger” Okoshi (born March 21, 1950) is an American jazz fusion trumpeter born in Ashiya, Japan.

After studying at Kwansei Gakuin University, Okoshi moved to the U.S. in 1972. In 1975 he completed studies at the Berklee College of Music. Okoshi collaborated in the 1970s with Gary Burton and played with the Mike Gibbs Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1974. Following this he toured with Buddy Rich. In the early 1990s he played in George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra and recorded with Bob Moses. In the early 2000s he recorded several songs on the album Orpheus Again by Bruce Arnold.


1  Rooster (Tiger Okoshi) 04:40
2  Meric Baku (Tiger Okoshi) 05:12
3  Could Be Good Again (Tiger Okoshi) 04:26
4  From Time To Time (Tiger Okoshi) 04:37
5  Robot (Tiger Okoshi) 04:52
6  Kemi Lona (Tiger Okoshi) 04:48
7  Casa Llena (Tiger Okoshi) 04:45
8  Little Tiger (Tiger Okoshi) 02:49


BassTim Landers
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
DrumsSteve Forman
DrumsQuinous Johnson
DrumsRobert Gonzalez
GuitarMike Stern
KeyboardsGerry Etkins
TrumpetTiger Okoshi

Liner Notes

Producer – Akira Taguchi, Takashi Misu
Arranged By – Tiger Okoshi
Engineer – Phil Greene
Mastered By – Shizou Nomiyama
Mixed By – Phil Greene

Artwork – Goji Morofuji
Photography By – Chu Kawahito

Manufactured By – Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
Distributed By – Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
Recorded At – Normandy Sound