Personnel: Donald Byrd (trumpet); Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute); Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Mal Waldron (piano); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Doug Watkins (bass); Arthur Taylor (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on December 28, 1956. Orginally released on Prestige (7073). Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Donald Byrd (trumpet); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Jerome Richardson (flute, tenor saxophone); Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Mal Waldron (piano); Art Taylor (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ira Gitler.
Recording information: Hackensack, NJ (12/28/1956); New Jersey (12/28/1956).
Unknown Contributor Role: Mal Waldron.
Two of guitarist Kenny Burrell's best sessions from the 1950s were this release and its companion, All Day Long. Burrell is teamed with an impressive group of young all-stars, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, Jerome Richardson on flute and tenor, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. In addition to the lengthy "All Night Long" and three group originals (two by Mobley and one from Waldron), the original LP program has been augmented by a medley of "Body and Soul" and "Tune Up" from the same session. Jam sessions such as this one are only as good as the solos; fortunately, all of the musicians sound quite inspired, making this an easily recommended set. ~ Scott Yanow