It is difficult to know why this might be 'Ole' superb album though it is,has never really gained the recognition that it deserves. This is a real shame because there is plenty great music in these grooves to keep just about jazz fans happy.Perhaps the album suffers from not being enough of one thing or another. There is an air of experimentation and 'openness' about the whole enterprise,but despite some great individual performances from the likes of Hubbard and Dolphy,there is little in the way of fireworks or variation of mood. However, if your jazz tastes extend to contemplative trance-like grooves such as the 18 minute vamp that is the title track, then this set is definitely for you.
For my money, 'Ole' is an excellent album,best enjoyed at one sitting as the tunes all sit very well together in terms of tone and approach. The remastering is excellent , the sleeve notes informative and just for once the bonus track 'To Her Ladyship' is a little beauty,worthy of inclusion in the original release,had space allowed.