If you have room in your collection for only one Paul Desmond album, make it this one. He has one of the essential qualities needed by the great jazz musician - namely a sound that is immediately identifiable and which could belong to no-one else. This is coupled with his ability to build literally beautiful melodic solos and a flowing sense of swing. All tracks on this album are of equal stature and Desmond is partnered by one of the best jazz guitarists in Jim Hall who is also on top form. The subtly propulsive rhythm section is made up of Percy Heath (bass) and Connie Kay (drums) from the Modern Jazz Quartet.