- Released: November 18, 2008
- Label: Wounded Bird Records
- 1.How Do You Know
- 2.As Time Goes By
- 4.My Son, The Minstrel
- 5.Speak Like a Child
Ira Sullivan/Red Rodney: Red Rodney; Ira Sullivan.
Personnel: Red Rodney (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ira Sullivan (alto flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flugelhorn); Garry Dial (piano); Jeff Hirschfield, Jeff Hirshfield (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Red Rodney; Ira Sullivan.
Recording information: The Jazz Forum (11/03/1982-11/04/1982).
Photographer: Don Hunstein.
The last of six LPs by the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet was also the band's finest. There are times in the music (which consists of three originals by pianist Garry Dial, Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like a Child" and "As Time Goes By") where the group sounds like the early Ornette Coleman Quartet. The setting and advanced repertoire clearly challenged Rodney (who mostly sticks here to flugelhorn) and inspired Sullivan (switching between alto, alto flute, soprano and flugelhorn). A post-bop gem, one of Rodney's finest recordings. ~ Scott Yanow