If, heaven forbid, I could have only one CD from my collection this would be it. The MJQ are not only intellectually challenging but are thoroughly enjoyable and foot tapping too.
This CD is no exception, recorded in 1956, it is a fine example of the group as a well-developed and integrated outfit. Fontessa the track has a great Connie Kay drum solo or should I say symbol solo in it. The ensemble playing is terrific; how well Lewis and Jackson fit together whether backing or in duet is demonstrated throughout the recording. Percy Heath's contribution is always there in the background but make no mistake background or not it is vital and keeps the group moving.
This CD is a great example of small group jazz in it finest form.