Teddy Edwards Quartet: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone); Kenny Drew (piano); Jesper Jundgaard (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Recorded on December 5, 1980.
A typically excellent set by the underrated tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards (one of the top tenors to emerge during the mid-'40s), this quartet date with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Billy Hart features the distinctive Edwards on two originals ("No Name No. 1" and "April Love") and four standards. The CD reissue adds a second version of "Summertime" to the original program. Teddy Edwards has yet to record an unworthy set and his swinging session (one of only two that he made as a leader during 1977-90) will be enjoyed by bop collectors. ~ Scott Yanow