Having played on dozens of other people's records in the 1950s, pianist Wynton Kelly in early 1958 went into the studio as a leader for the first time in seven years. With him were bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones, members of the Miles Davis rhythm section that Kelly would join the next year, and the increasingly important young guitarist Kenny Burrell. The result was this album, which is filled with the joy and blues feeling of a man about whose work fellow pianist Bill Evans said, ". . . Nothing about it seemed calculated . . . . there was just pure spirit shining through the conception." Here, that pure spirit shines through brilliantly.
with Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones