Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 03/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These sides were originally recorded in 1953-54 for Norgran. Many of them, naturally, feature Bellson's drumming ("Percussionally speaking," "A pearl for Louie," and the title track), which is just fine by me, since I rank Bellson among the best drummers around. Added highlights are "For Europeans only," which is a great feature for tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray, and "Phalanges," which features trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. A very appealing CD."