Tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse is best known for his long association with Thelonious Monk (1959-70) where he earned an international reputation. After leaving Monk, he dropped out of music altogether until 1974 when he started recording again. In 1979, he co-founded Sphere, one of the best straight-ahead groups around. This CD pairs Rouse with his long-time friend Red Rodney (trumpet/flugelhorn), whose bop background, combined with his extraordinary lyricism, make "Social Call" a treat for fans of Rouse and Rodney. This re-issue of the original 1984 album features 3 bonus tracks.