Personnel: Joe Farrell (flute, oboe, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); John McLaughlin (guitar); Chick Corea (piano); Jack DeJohnette (drums).
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios (07/01/1970-07/02/1970).
Photographer: Robert Brosan.
Joe Farrell, known in the '60s as a solid hard bop tenor saxophonist, branched out in the '70s. On this near-classic album, Farrell switches between tenor, soprano, flute, and even oboe while being joined by a rather notable backup crew: keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist John McLaughlin, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Jack DeJohnette. In addition to a famous version of McLaughlin's "Follow Your Heart," the material includes originals by Farrell and Corea, and the leader makes a strong impression on each of his horns. ~ Scott Yanow