Could there be a more classic Blue Note session? From the cover, to the title, to the hardbopping grooves of the set, this Sonny Clark
late 50s smoker is one of the label's best! Clark
's working here at the height of his powers – leading an all-star group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Hank Mobley on tenor, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – all coming together magically on open-ended tunes that tighten up from the blowing session format, and really send the groove home! Plus, Sonny
's writing is also great – as the set's got a number of great originals by Clark
– like "Bootin' It", "Sonny
's Mood", "Shoutin On A Riff", and "Dial S For Sonny
". Features a bonus stereo take of "Bootin It".
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)