Personnel: Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Idrees Sulieman (trumpet); Mal Waldron (piano); Doug Watkins (bass); Art Taylor (drums); Ray Barretto (congas).
Recorded in New York, New York on May 2, 1958. Originally released on Prestige (7146). Includes original release liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Idrees Sulieman (trumpet); Mal Waldron (piano); Art Taylor (drums); Ray Barretto (congas).
Recording information: Hackensack, NJ (05/02/1958); New Jersey (05/02/1958).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Doug Watkins; Gene Ammons; Idrees Sulieman; Mal Waldron; Pepper Adams; Ray Barretto.
The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level. This enjoyable straightahead CD is a reissue of the original LP. ~ Scott Yanow