In the years before he discovered zen meditation and yoga, Tony Scott was actually a pretty capable bopper, making his name on the 52nd Street scene which is recreated here by assembling the sort of "all star" groups that might have gigged together on the scene. Coral
borrowed a bunch of players from other labels – like Al Cohn, Jimmy Knepper, George Wallington, Roy Haynes, Mundell Lowe, Tommy Flanagan, and others – and they put them together in various combinations with Scott at the head, feeding them open-ended solo vehicles like "Blues For The Street", "Lester Leaps In", "Ornithology", and "Mop Mop". And believe it or not, the formula works surprisingly well!
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and a small sticker spot on back.)