Jon Faddis was a sophomore among Ph.Ds in the 1970s when Oscar Peterson teamed up with trumpet players on five duo albums for Pablo. Since his teens, the 21-year-old San Franciscan was known to the trumpet cognoscenti as an astonishing technician and a passionate follower of Dizzy Gillespie. To be chosen for a series whose other trumpeters were Gillespie, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Roy Eldridge was recognition not of Faddis's potential but of his accomplishment. His allegiance to Gillespie is apparent in Faddis's every solo, along with his emerging individuality and ability to hold his own with one of the most formidable pianists in jazz. As for Peterson, he conceded the neophyte nothing. As always, Oscar's creative engine was on full power.