Strange 50s sessions,
This review is from: A mellow bit of rhythm (1957) (Audio CD)
Lovely jazz album, named after the classic swing-to-bop leader Andy Kirk,
this CD may be misleading. It's not Andy Kirk's reunion band (only pianist Kenny Kersey is from the old times),
but it has some fine musicians nevertheless.
Al Cohn is particularly audible on tenor sax; instead of Kersey pianist Moe Wechsler is on some tracks, there's also Ernie Royal -tp, Hal McKusick -cl, as, Joe Newman-tp, Ray Copeland -tp, Osie Johnson - dm, Vo, Frank Rehak - tb, Conte Candoli-tp...)
Very interesting music, it will hardly be called essential or unique.
It's somewhere between 4 and 5 stars, since it doesn't really deliver what I expected (which my be my problem only), I'll go with 4 stars.