Virtually all of Sam Jones'
occasional dates as a leader featured him in a purely supportive role with a medium-size all-star group. This set is a bit different, for Jones
is often in the forefront, heading a trio also including pianist Kenny Barron
(who switches to electric piano on one song) and drummer Keith Copeland
is actually the dominant soloist during a program consisting of three originals by Jones, two by Barron
and the opening Thelonious Monk
tune "Rhythm-A-Ning," although Jones
has his spots. Well-played post-bop music (not yet reissued on CD) that is most significant for the contributions of Barron