Howard McGhee & Teddy Edwards first recorded together back in the 1940s. This album catches them freshly paired in 1961, after McGhee's absence from the scene for most of the 1950s due to what jazz magazines of the time would have discreetly called "personal problems". The rhythm section is irreproachable: Phineas Newborn Jr, Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen. This isn't a casual blowing date, with some carefully prepared themes & arrangements, including originals by Edwards (the title-track), Ray Brown ("Up There") & McGhee ("Sandy").
It's good stuff, & will please fans of mainstream jazz. I'm not sure I find McGhee very attractive as a soloist here--his note choices are fine but delivered with such an even keel that their impact is reduced. Edwards is for me the main attraction, a player who's never quite got his due because of his decision to stay on the West Coast (he worked with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown quintet but when they left the West Coast Edwards decided to stay put, so Harold Land replaced him & ended up on the classic Roach/Brown recordings). Newborn also turns in some typically finger-busting (but always blues-inflected) solos, the quicksilver lines delivered in octaves or filled out with polytonal chords.
The Cook/Morton Penguin Guide lists this as one of the best postwar mainstream jazz albums. That seems to me a stretch, but it's certainly worthwhile listening.