Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Rein de Graaff continues on as “the keeper of the flame in Dutch Jazz;” an exponent of bebop, hard bop and straight-ahead Jazz. Buck Hill, Teddy Edwards and Von Freeman have all enjoyed long careers as well regarded, though under-recorded jazzmen. Freeman enjoys a reputation as one of Chicago's boss tenors and has recorded some in recent years. Hill and Edwards have even less recent recorded material available. Here, the three tenors have their say over a strong, tight rhythm section, in a format of lengthy solos over standards. They sound great, singly and together. This hard to find CD would be a welcome addition to a jazz lover's collection.
Pianist Gene Harris' 1992 quartet (with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Harold Jones) explores ten wide-ranging selections on this CD. But despite the very different chord changes, they are able to infuse the music with so much soul that the results are consistently bluesy. Among the tunes that Harris and his group explore are Horace Silver's "Strollin'", "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "Jeannine", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams". An excellent effort.