Roy Haynes's musicianship is so impeccable that he chose a trio setting for his first two New Jazz sessions. (The predecessor to this album, We Three, features Phineas Newborn, Jr. and Paul Chambers and can be heard on OJCCD-196-2.) Of course, the five years Haynes spent in Sarah Vaughan's rhythm section served as a graduate course in the art of the trio. The threesome on this album was a working group that evolved out of a Kenny Burrell combo, and its range of moods and efficient arrangements provided an early spotlight for the still-thriving Richard Wyands. Haynes recently turned 75 and continues to deliver brilliant performances, with the group commitment and spirit of adventure that suffuses everything he plays here, from his ballad support on "Sweet and Lovely" to a most musical and original drum feature, "Well Now."