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This is one of our favourite Blue Notes ever.

Mercurial bebop from 1957, his leader’s debut for the label — with Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Hank Mobley, Wilbur Ware and Louis Hayes. One-off is Japanese Toshiba press.

The 1957 recording with Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

Blue Note trio date with Paul Chambers and Wes Landers, in 1958.