After Ray Bryant scored Columbia a big hit with "The Madison Time", they let him loose on another dance craze – the twist! The set has none of the hoke of a Chubby Checker
record, though – and instead, it's one of Ray's best soul jazz sides of the 60s, an excellent sextet session that's done with a gutbuckety groove, and which really sparkles thanks to some tight horn work by Joe Newman, Buddy Tate, and Matthew Gee. Ray's heavy left hand grooves really jump the whole set up nicely – and titles include "Big Susie", "Twist On", "Twist City", "Twistin On A Cat's Paw", and "Do That Twist".
(6 eye mono pressing. Cover has discoloration from age, a few spots of tape, a name in large letters, some marker, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)