A real standout set from Bobby Timmons – one of his few non-trio sessions as a leader, and a record that crackles with the same sort of energy he brought to his work with the Jazz Messengers! Of course, that's no surprise – as the quartet on the set includes Bobby's boss at the time
, drummer Art Blakey – as well as always-great bassist Sam Jones (who Bobby worked with in the Cannonball Adderley group), and trumpeter Blue Mitchell, stepping out nicely on top to give the album a well-rounded and soulful spirit. The set includes some great originals, too – the kind of rolling Timmons' numbers that made him one of the freshest writers of his generation – as you'll hear on "So Tired", "Soul Time
", "Stella B", and "One Mo'". Hard to find, too!
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Vinyl has a number of marks & plays with some crackling. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, splitting & tape on the other seams, a peeled spot in one corner, & a couple of stains.)