This album includes material recorded at Red Garland's final two sessions for Prestige, and can serve as a summary of the settings he mined so productively in his years at the label. The program opens with a pair of quintet titles, of which "On Green Dolphin Street" is a tune that Miles Davis made famous after Garland left the Davis band. This version features un-Miles-like muted trumpet from Richard "Notes" Williams and an Oliver Nelson tenor solo bearing the harmonic marks of Garland's good friend and frequent Prestige colleague John Coltrane. Nelson plays alto sax, and Williams open horn, on "If You Could See Me Now." The trio tracks are in Garland's most familiar blues groove, and his nods to the big bands of Ellington ("Rocks in My Bed") and Lunceford ("Blues in the Night") are now supplemented with "A Bit of Basie."
with Richard Williams, Oliver Nelson, Peck Morrison, Charlie Persip