A rare little swinger – cut during a time when Columbia was putting out some really great soul jazz sides, and taking chances that they hadn't before (or wouldn't again) with lesser-known players! This set features pianist/
e Morris, a Harlem legend who's working here in a post-swing groove with Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Matthew Gee, Ray Barretto, and Joe Jones – running through shorter tunes that feature the organ up front in the mix, and lots of tightly leaping rhythms from Jones and Barretto, who's making a rare appearance on bongos here, spicing things up with some lightly leaping grooves that really give the set a more modern flair than you might expect from the players. Titles include "No No No", "Up, Down, & Around", "On The Trail", "Play The Thing", and "Stompy Jones".
(Mono 6 eye pressing with Demonstration sticker. Cover has light wear and a Demonstration stamp on back.)