For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Yet Woods, the spirited altoist, contributed four of the six tunes (including "House of Chan" and "In Walked George") and consistently takes solo honors on the record. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment. 200 gram mono vinyl.
•Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray
•200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings has a flat edge profile and deep groove label, true to the original LP
•Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket