A record with a gimmick – but one that's totally great, and really unique for the time! The "1 to 10" in the title is the way that the album spins out – as track 1 features Golson
blowing solo tenor, track 2 features him in duet, track 3 a trio – and so on, until track 10, which features a ten-piece group! One of the best things about the record is the way it really lets you focus on Golson
's tone and phrasing – as even some of the bigger group tunes have a nicely laidback feel that's really dominated by Benny
's solo work – and in a way, the record's a nice bridge between the more tightly arranged Golson
sessions of the late 50s, and some of his looser sides of later years. Players include Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Freddy Hubbard, and Albert Heath – among ohters – and titles include the Golson
originals "Little Karin", "Swing It", "The Touch", "Impromptune", and "Time", plus versions of "You're My Thrill", "Out Of This World", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily".
(70s orange label stereo pressing in a black and white cover, with light wear, cutout notch, and names in pen on back.)