Remarkable and enjoyable on any number of levels, this is mainly recommended because it is just such a joy to listen to.
Despite being in the theoretically sparse tenor trio format (with the great Ray Brown on bass and the great Shelly Manne on drums), it is actually highly accessible - possibly the ultimate example of Rollins' ability to create great jazz music from even the most quirky source material.
Everyone is in absolute top form, and they all play with a light but masterful touch, great humour, intelligence, endless invention and wonderfully creative interplay.
It is also wonderfully recorded / produced even by the super-high standards of Lester Koenig's Contemporary label - a benchmark for any acoustic jazz recording.
Rollins is in the middle of one of the greatest purple patches that any musician has ever had, which, following the release of Saxophone Colossus the previous year, saw, within the space of a year, the recording of this, The Sound of Sonny, A Night at the Village Vanguard and Freedom Suite, all of which are 100% essential albums in any jazz collection.
Good also to see all the available alternative takes included (all of which are interesting), but at the end, so as not to interfere with the enjoyment of the original album.