I must start off by echoing the comments of the previous reviewer. But while his review was full of praise, it was also cursory, and the session that produced this disc was so inspired that it deserves greater comment. First, it was originally released by Chicago's VJ label under the leadership of the drummer and entitled the Louis Hayes Quintet. The album was recorded in NYC on April 30, 1960. The session was littered with jazz talent. Anyone who has bought albums on the Blue Note label should know all the musicians represented. Barry Harris has a delicate touch at the keyboard. His presence on a session is always welcome. He is a master accompanist, who always provides a soloist with a solid harmonic foundation, and an adept soloist whose lines sparkle. Look for more of his brilliance on two of Dexter Gordon's Blue Note albums, Clubhouse and Gettin' Around. Nat Adderley, whom most will know from the quintet he led with his brother, adds astonishing cornet runs to this LP. He sounds fabulous. And to my ears, Yusef Lateef never sounded better on tenor than on this recording. His sound rivals Gordon's, and his musicianship while soloing demands attention. Sam Jones and Louis Hayes are a great rhythm section. They have both recorded hundreds of fine sessions, and their work always challenges and pleases. Five of the six tracks on the album are originals. For me, the standout performance is on Barry Harris's composition, I Need You, a slow ballad on which Harris and Lateef share the most sympathetic dialogue. Simply beautiful playing by all. The album was made when all the jazzmen were quite young, and it was also Hayes's first as a leader. Buy this disc, and you will want to further explore the discographies of all of these fine musicians. Highly recommended.