I heard about this album first last year when my hairdresser in Hiragishi was playing the album in the salon - he knows the name of my English classroom so he showed me the album.
And then recently I heard on North Wave radio that the tour included Sapporo. GREAT!
I went with a jazz-piano playing student Youko and we enjoyed a wonderful concert.
Six rows back from the stage -so a little TOO loud - but excellent. The album was made with musicians from all over the world with many styles of music and of course they couldn't all come to Japan on tour, so some of the music/voices was recorded on Herbie's computer - but he played THREE instruments, and there was guitar, drums and violin too.
He is 71 years old now but very active and he looked as if he really enjoyed the concert himself.
This version of Imagine is a little different to last night, but you can get a feeling for the concert.