One of the greatest 50s showcases for the tenor talents of Warne Marsh
– a deceptively understated album that captures Warne
at his most fluid and creative point! The setting is a quartet
– with Ronnie Ball on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Marsh
is magnificent throughout, really blowing with a tone that is fresh and filled with modern ideas – yet never overdone, nor too willfully complex to lose the train of the tunes. The approach is almost Konitz-soulful – a wonderful distillation of ideas in the hands of one magical talent – and titles include "Ad Libido", "It's All Right With Me", "Playa Del Ray", "Autumn In New York", and "You Are Too Beautiful".