Although I knew some of music made by this quintet, and Cannonball’s playing though his work as a sideman, acquiring several of the full albums made by this group has been a revelation. They have an infectious, bluesy thread that runs through all of them, and I think that is what makes this music accessible–jazz everybody can like. It’s all there: great compositions along with concise arrangements and excellent performances. This has become some of my favorite music in the last few months.
This LP contains several classic tunes, “Work Song”, “Dat Dere”, and Duke Pearson’s “Jeaninne”.
(Details: Riverside RLP 12-322 mono/blue deepgroove label/”reels” logo)