Reissue of the album originally released in 1954. Excerpts from the original liner notes: Max Roach has often been acknowledged as the outstanding drummer of the Modern School. He has been the winner of the annual Metronome magazine poll, in the drums division, in both 1951 and 1954 and has been among the ton tn in both Metronome and Downbeat polls for the past ten years. Clifford Brown - "The New Dizzy" - The word among musicians both here and in Europe is that a new Dizzy Gillespie has arrived. No hornman in several years has stirred the interest and enthusiasm of his fellow jazzmen as Clifford Brown. The jazz listening public also is becoming aware of a fresh, authoritative trumpet voice.