Lovely, fluid, soulful ensemble and solo playing here. Cannonball is great as always, but Lateef makes some fine contributions too. Primitivo is my stand-out track, a great dark sort of mood and Lateef's oboe solo is exceptional.
I bought this LP when I was 16! A favourite! Some years later, when my son was only 2,he showed me how good he was at "boot dancing" to Slade using this album as a stomping platform! The scratches were abominable! Years later I got the CD. The music still incredible. It is now 53 years since I bought that first LP! At long last I have those memories once again in vinyl! This is beautiful music ,noting a change in the progress of jazz! So evocative of jazz evolving always. Vinyl just adds to the moment!