Ernie Henry was one of Riverside's earliest "discoveries." He recorded for the label, as a leader and as a sideman with Thelonious Monk and Kenny Dorham, for little more than a year before his sudden death at the end of 1957. The brilliant and unrealized promise of the young alto saxophonist, which was just beginning to be recognized (he was with Dizzy Gillespie's big band when he died), was dramatically exhibited on this final collection, one side of which is from an unfinished album featuring good friends and colleagues like Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.
with Paul Chambers, Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Benny Golson, G.T. Hogan, Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Melba Liston, Eddie Mathias, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Cecil Payne, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Arthur Taylor, Wilbur Ware