Nice Latin Tinged Hard Bop
Jack Baker | LeRoy,IL | 01/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is tight from start to finish. It starts with the infectious Kenny Dorham number "Blue Bossa", a strong beginning that continues throughout the album. It's hard to believe this is Joe Henderson's first session as a leader as he delivers a strong, fluid performance. His contributions to the album are just as impressive as Kenny Dorham's. I particularly like "Homestretch" and "Out of the Night." McCoy Tyner really impressed me with his expert piano playing on this album. The rhythm section of Butch Warren and Pete LaRoca are understated, but solid. Highly recommended."