A stone classic from New Orleans reedman Pony Poindexter
– a set that's steeped in tradition, but also has a groovy feel too – and a date that features Pony
on both alto and soprano sax! The latter instrument is especially nice, played with
echoes of earlier Crescent City modes, but updated strongly with
more of a modal 60s energy – almost a Coltrane-like inspiration, but in very different ways than Trane might offer up. Other players on the date are great too – and include Booker Ervin
's tenor at is soulful 60s best, plus Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmy Smith on drums – all working with
some very unusual rhythms that really make the set stand out from other Prestige dates of the time! Titles include "Happy Strut", "Gumbo Filet", "Front O Town", "Back O Town", "French Market", and "Creole Girl".
(Recent reissue pressing.)