For my money this album does not measure up to the All Night Session despite being a very good album. Perhaps because I prefer to listen to Hawes in trio (of which there are a handful on this album). This album has six tracks that include the tenor player Harold Land who became well known because of his association with Clifford Brown and Max Roach. Land is a perfectly competent musician who could be described as a "bebop" player. The consequence is that the six tracks are rather bebop influenced despite being recorded in 1958. This is not meant to be an adverse criticism, more a comment. Included to complete the quartet are Frank Butler ( a drummer new to me) and the ill-fated Scott LaFaro on bass. Apart from noting his untimely death, Scott came to my attention though his magnificent sessions with pianist Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard. LaFaro was a master bass player! and he demonstrates his talent on nine of the tracks on the compilation album.
The first nine tracks (six quartet, three trio) were all recorded in 1958, but only the quartet tracks appear on the original "For Real" release.
There are two more tracks on the CD, trio recordings from 1968 which feature Hawes, Jimmy Woode and ex MJQ drummer Kenny Clarke.
There is plenty of opportunity to listen to the great piano playing of Hampton Hawes since on all tracks he gets plenty of solo time.