The pinnacle of Blue Note's "new thing" era! This amazing album was led by drummer Tony Williams
(then just a wee lad, playing with Miles Davis, in his legendary 60s quintet) – but it's more of a "roundtable" session that features equal contributions by some of Blue Note's best avant garde players from the time, all of them young firey geniuses like Williams
. The configurations of the players change drastically from track to track – and some feature Sam Rivers, Richard Davis, and Gary Peacock playing in a 2-bass and tenor lineup with Williams
; others feature Bobby Hutcherson and Herbie Hancock playing heavily percussive vibes and piano solos next to Williams
' assorted percussion playing; and one track doesn't even feature Williams
at all, but has Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter in a beau
tifully moody bass and piano duet! The record is a treasure – and it's a landmark recording that's probably one of the greatest that Blue Note (or any other label) released during the 60s! Titles include "Barb's Song to The Wizard", "Memory", and "Two Pieces Of One: Red & Green".