The magical combination that is heard on this rare album from 1957 only happened once. John Jenkins, a mystery figure in jazz history, was a superb altoist inspired by Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean and Phil Woods. He emerged from Chicago in 1957, made a strong impression during the next few years and then largely disappeared, only re-emerging a few times before his 1993 death.
His greatest recording was the date that he co-led with Kenny Burrell. Joined by an all-star rhythm section featuring pianist Sonny Clark, Jenkins and Burrell created a very cool, melodic and accessible Blue Note album, a real treasure full of timeless music. The blend between the instruments, the emotional playing and the brilliance of the musicians make this a must-have.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more John Jenkins records here