This release comprises two outstanding 1955 sessions by quintets featuring trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison and drummer Buddy Rich. The latter was in fact the nominal leader of the sessions, although it is not easy to talk about leadership with two figures of such musical stature. Sweets and Rich are backed on both quintet dates by the remarkable Jimmy Rowles on piano and John Simmons on bass. The first session also boasts Edison's interplay with alto saxophonist Sonny Criss as the second horn. This was the only session recorded by Criss during that entire year and his first since 1952! On the second session, Sweets is the only horn, and the quintet is completed by guitarist Barney Kessel. 12 tracks total including 'Now's The Time', 'Easy Does It', 'Blues In The Closet (Sonny And Sweets)' and more. Definitive. 2006.