Kenny Dorham is one of the more under-rated trumpet players in jazz. His technique, range and jazz sound are quite impressive, yet he doesn't get mentioned as often as Miles, Dizzy, Clifford, Freddie Hubbard, or even Lee Morgan. Kenny is probably most famous for his tune "Blue Bossa" (which has been run into the ground by high school jazz bands everywhere in both combo and big band format). That is not his best work. This, in my opinion, is. Kenny plays with a great group full of stars: Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass and Tony Williams on drums. Herbie provides an extremely solid anchor to the band as well as creative force, and Tony Williams provides a lot of energy in the rhythm section. Kenny is at his best here, playing interesting and technically challenging lines throughout and still making them fit well with the chord. Henderson is still young on this recording, but he nevertheless plays extremely well and holds up well with Dorham. "Una Mas" is an instant classic, it's hard to believe this one was not one of the overplayed classic jazz tunes like "Chameleon", "Sidewinder", "Red Clay", "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man", etc. became. They also experiment with the beautiful latin rhythms on "Sao Paulo", a tune about one of Brazil's cities. Kenny plays very well here, playing another long, strong solo. There is also a tasty "If Ever I Would Leave You", which is from the musical Camelot. A sensitive ballad, Kenny plays this one with the appropriate musicality. "Straight Ahead" is interesting to hear because it is a one-note tune, just the same note played over and over in evolving rhythms. This one honestly took a little while to grow on me but it's an excellent bop tune. All in all, this album is a wonderful piece of work, and it's great to hear Herbie and Joe Henderson and Tony Williams still in their formative years.