This was the last official quintet album by trumpeter Clifford Brown(1930-1956) and drummer Max Roach(1924-2007).
It was recorded, not at the New York nightclub, Basin Street, but in the studio in New York on January 4 and February 16/17, 1956 with Sonny Rollins(tenor sax), Richie Powell(piano) & George Morrow(bass).
Highlights of the 15 tracks(including 4 alternative takes and 2 'breakdowns') are 'What Is This Thing Called Love?', 'Love Is A Many Splendored Thing', Tadd Dameron's 'The Scene Is Clean' & 'Flossie Lou' and Richie Powell's 'Gertrude's Bounce'.
This expanded and remastered edition(2002) contains 76 minutes of some of the finest small group jazz ever recorded and is essential for any serious modern jazz collection.