Outstanding early work from Curtis Fuller, leading a smoking small group through bop and hard bop numbers in a modernist mode like some of the best Jazztet sides Art Farmer and Benny
Golson would go on to cut a few years later. Golson's featured here alongside Fuller in the front line, with either Lee Morgan or Thad Jones on trumpet, and the group filled out with a batch of top notch sidemen in the rhythm section as the title implies: Wynton Kelly
, Paul Chambers, Charlie Persip, Mcoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Dave Bailey. Some of the best bop sides issued on Savoy, and among the hardest to find, too! Includes "It's All Right With Me", "Arabia", "I'll Walk Alone", "Judy's Dilemma", "Wheatleigh Hall", "Kachin", "Bang Bang", "Imagination", "Blues De Funk" and "Lido Road".
(Cover has a promo sticker, a cut corner, a small peeled spot from price sticker removal, and some light wear.)