Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer
and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art
Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer
and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer
and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer
(brother of Art
) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through!
(Orange label Cadet pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)