Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Mike Lawrence (trumpet); Grachan Moncur III (trombone); Kenny Barron (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on August 10, 1967. Originally released by Milestone (9008). Includes liner notes by Jack Springer.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Joe Henderson's first recording for Milestone was very much a continuation of the adventurous acoustic music he had recorded previously for Blue Note. For those listeners who do not wish to invest in the tenor saxophonist's "complete" eight-CD Milestone box set, this single-CD is a good place to start in investigating his middle period music. Henderson is featured in a sextet with trumpeter Mike Lawrence, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Louis Hayes on a well-rounded set highlighted by "Mamacita," "Chelsea Bridge," "If," "Without a Song" and "Nardis." ~ Scott Yanow