Music Matters (Blue Note)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Winner of a Gruvy Award, chosen by AnalogPlanet's editor, Michael Fremer, for vinyl records that are musically and sonically outstanding and are also well mastered and pressed. Read more, here.
180-gram gatefold LP limited to 2,500 copies
's seventh recording as a leader is significant for many reasons, not the least of which that it is one of the finest Blue Note hard bop statements in either of their catalogs. Teamed with rising young star, trumpeter , and the wonderful tenor saxophonist fresh off stints with and , is joining the ranks of the premier mainstream jazz pianists just prior to moving permanently to Europe. He's a complementary piece of the puzzle as a player, but stirs the drink as the composer of all of these very fine hard bop vehicles. Bassist and especially drummer contribute mightily to the beats that keep and flying on this recording, whose energy runs contrary to the more subtle, suggestive title." — AllMusic.com
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