No longer making a comeback, in 1977 Art Pepper had firmly reinstalled himself on the jazz scene. He was playing with all of his old facility and a new depth of expression born out of the pain of his ruinous years and the joy of his personal and artistic rebirth. No Limit found Pepper once again in the company of the rapidly developing young pianist George Cables, who had been so important to the success of The Trip (OJC-410). Pepper and Cables were to make ten more albums together over the next few years. Drummer Carl Burnett, another of Pepper's favorites, was on the date along with the powerful bassist Tony Dumas. The session included a moving performance of "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" and the Latin abandon of "Mambo de la Pinta," with Pepper overdubbing a wild chase on tenor and alto.