I first bought this as a double on vinyl in the mid 70s.
The glased thick cardboard gatefold cover, with a black and pink graphic, was stunning, but the music within is even more incredible.
Jordan has a beautiful, distinctive tone on Tenor, changing around this time from a Rollins-influenced attack to a more fluid Coltrane style. The music here also reflects Coltrane's work of 10 years before (1965). This is no basic set of standards or jams, with theme-solos-theme structures (although some tunes do follow this pattern). What we have here are two separate quartets featuring some of pianists Stanley Cowell's and Cedar Walton's best tunes. Bassist Bill Lee also contributes his "John Coltrane", with its "Love Supreme" influenced mantra. This group however could carry it of tastefully, without ever sounding hackneyed. These guys (especially Jordan and Walton) played on and off for around a decade in each others groups (see also Walton's "Night at Boomer's" on Muse and "Magic Triangle" on Steeplechase) and by this time could read each others mind. The music is atmospheric, sometimes impressionistic, "funky" at times (whatever that means), but always controlled. This music is from some 5 years before the rise of Marsalis and his retinue, when speed and precision were not yet at a premium. The Charly issue contains the complete double album on a single CD (12 Tracks)
Quite simply it contains some of the best jazz of the 70s, or any other decade.
What a Tenor! What a bargain!