The first in a series of incredibly rare albums that British saxophone great Don Rendell released in the 60s. This album is a tour-de-force of hard bop that stands up to anything recorded in the States at the same time, and features, in the horn-led front line a young Graham Bond on alto saxophone making his debut appearance. This release comes about in the slipstream of a huge upsurge in interest in this period of British jazz. The huge success of Gilles Petersons "Impressed" series may have sparked this, and some of their key moments were based around the brilliance of Rendells work with Ian Carr in a later quintet. This spotlight on Rendells work has led to the reissue of many of his Columbia dates. This is the first time that this album has ever been re-issued anywhere in the world and is released utilising its original artwork.