Personnel: Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Junior Cook (saxophone); Cedar Walton (piano); Gene Taylor (bass); Roy Brooks (drums).
Recorded in August 1962.
Personnel: Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Junior Cook (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Cedar Walton (piano); Roy Brooks (drums).
Liner Note Author: Joe Goldberg.
Recording information: Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (08/28/1962/08/30/1962).
Photographers: Steve Schapiro; Steve Shapiro.
Trumpeter Blue Mitchell and four-fifths of the Horace Silver Quintet (with Cedar Walton in Silver's place) perform a variety of superior songs on this CD reissue including Walton's "Turquoise," Tom McIntosh's "Cup Bearers," Thad Jones's "Tiger Lily" and a couple of standards. The music swings hard, mostly avoids sounding like a Horace Silver group, and has particularly strong solos from Mitchell, tenor-saxophonist Junior Cook and Walton; excellent hard bop. ~ Scott Yanow