During his years as a Prestige recording artist (1969-1973), Dexter Gordon made it a point to record with several of the greatest pianists in jazz. The ever-swinging Wynton Kelly is his accompanist on this 1970 session, one of Kelly's last recordings before his death the following spring. Gordon was in something of a nostalgic mood, choosing material written by or associated with contemporaries and fellow innovators Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Tadd Dameron, as well as the rarely reprised pop hit "For Sentimental Reasons." His knack for setting perfect tempos and introducing fresh rhythmic figures in his arrangements ensured that the resulting interpretations would be totally personal. There was also room for one of Gordon's own catchy originals, as well as loads of his magisterial tenor sax.