The versatile and masterful drummer Roy Haynes led this trio date for the New Jazz (imprint of Prestige) label in November 1958. Phineas Newborn (p) and Paul Chambers (bs) round out the trio. I really like Newborn’s original tune “Sugar Ray”, which is a tribute to legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, and it’s included below.
This is a first pressing with the purple deepgroove label. It was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder and has his stamp in the deadwax. The cover is in nice shape with only some light shelfwear, except for the pesky cigarette burn on the front! The vinyl has its share of light marks and hairlines, but still sounds good despite some noise here and there.
(Details: New Jazz NJLP 8210/deepgroove/RVG)