One of the greatest Art Blake
y Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blake
y and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blake
y genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision".
(63rd Street pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, and ear. Cover has some aging, a small split on the top seam, and some gloss peeling along the opening.)