Late-career tenor triumph
J. Levinson | Media, PA USA | 01/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Less than a year before his death in 1988, Al Cohn recorded this set with the Jazz Seven in London, England. The relatively anonymous sidemen prove themselves quite adequate in support of the senior sax master. With four additional horn players onboard (two saxes, trumpet/flugelhorn, and trombone), they provide arrangements that utilize the multiple horns effectively, yet showcase the guest star's cool bop tone, which actually seems deeper and more distinctive here in the twilight of his career. All the players get a chance to shine, with bass, drums, and piano getting their solo spots. Quite an enjoyable set of swinging bop."