Anders Jonasson | Bankeryd Sweden | 12/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is record is the one that I have I played most frequently over the years and in my opinion perhaps the best Stanley ever did.The music is loaded with soul and compassion with Turrentine playing so well .so well.....the piano player here is McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw on bass and "in the pocket groove" master Mickey Roker on drums
Every track is a real highlight...Stanley is very affirmative.. the chords progressions are just a piece of cake for him..one of the things that makes this recording so very good is McCoy Tyners pianoplaying... at this time he just left Coltrane.. and seems here to enjoy playing mainstream stuff again..his playing is full of joy and are at the same time a tremendous backup to Stans playing..(you can hear that on the outro of "Yours is my heart alone")
The quartets version of the old standard "Foggy Day" is the most soulful version I ever heard.Here is also the original verison of the soon legendary Stans Shuffle...Stanley recorded it again on his last recording date... McGriff just recently recorded it.. so has Mel Rhyne
This recording is a comprehension of everything that I like in the jazz music."