Great hard bop, passing in 1967 from bluesy to modal, with Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and the terrific Sonny Red. The long title track is sultry and grooving; and there’s a version of the dancer Book’s Bossa.
At his peak, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock in 1961. Pentecostal Feeling and the rest. Zinging outward-bound hard-bop. LP from Doxy.
1961 session with Pepper Adams and Herbie Hancock. Kicks off with I’m An Old Cowhand… always a winner.
Vinyl debut of 1964 Blue Note recordings — Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones and co in amongst resplendent Nigerian drumming. Around thirteen minutes of classic Pharoah and Alice Coltrane vibes, each side.
Duke Pearson (piano), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Walter Perkins (drums).