Don't pass this up! Although John Handy made some weak pop/
soul jazz LPs in the 70's, his early work for Roulette is stellar, and long overlooked by jazz collectors. Recorded right around the time that he was working with Mingus and Randy Weston. Modernist alto playing, but with a warm soulful sound, and a great deal of imagination. Sharp sharp tones, like the best of Jackie McLean's hard bop work, and excellent accompaniment by Roland Hanna
, Roy Haynes, and the great Richard Williams. Hard to find, and you can bet it won't be reissued any time soon!
(Cover has wear, split top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, a couple of stains, and two ink stamps on the back.)