A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis
and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins
, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico Hamilton! The whole album's got quite a unique feel – one that's as airy as that of the MJQ work of the time, but not nearly as academic or sleepy – thanks to a nice biting tone from Perkins
' tenor, which really seems to stretch out in the space provided by Lewis
. There's almost a similarly sublime quality here as on Lewis
' album with Sacha Distel – Afternoon In Paris – which featured a similar use of space for great tenor sound (in that case, the tenor of Barney Wilen.) Titles include "2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West", "Easy Living", "Skylark", and "I Can't Get Started".