Kind of a mixed bag of tracks – but with some nice moments! Side 1 features trio material by Hampton Hawes
, recorded with a group that includes Harper Crosby on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums – and the tunes include "Buzzy", "Blue Bird", "Bud's Blues", "Another Hair Do", and "All The Things You Are". The better stuff, though, is on side 2, which features groups led by Paul Chambers, with tenor work by Jack Montrose and Bill Perkins, on tracks that include "The Mouse Hop", "Cute", "Two Visitors", "Jazz City", and "Montrose". These tracks have a tight west coast bop feel, and 5 of them features Philly Joe Jones on drums.
(Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, splitting on the top seam, and a promo stamp.)