Review by Lorraine Kay
One of the most sought-after musicians in the prog-rock scene and then some, keyboardist Ryo Okumoto has earned a global reputation performing with some of the biggest names in music, including Kitaro, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, and Roberta Flack. A member of the prog-rock group Spock's Beard, he occasionally makes a side trip to tour with some other superstar or work on a solo project, the latest of which is Coming Through. To record Coming Through Okumoto rounded up a team of superstars to create an truly exciting progressive rock adventure. Okumoto is out front on keyboards throughout including two instrumental offerings. He is joined by Dave Carpenter and Dave Meros on bass, Steve Lukather, Jun Sumida, Alan Morse and Michael Landau on guitars, Simon Phillips, Nick D'Virgilio and Sage Okumoto on drums and Andy Suzuki on tenor sax, Doug Webb on alto sax and D. Jon Papenbrook on trumpet. Vocals were shared by Nick D'Virgilio, Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Michael Mishaw, Alan Morse and Linda Green Okumoto.