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This is a pure bebop session, the long title tune is based on "Idaho" and an ideal playing vehicle for all those great soloists. Mike Brecker in the best Coltrane tradition, Lee Konitz very very fine, Charles McPherson, and wonderful Jack Walrath on trumpet, very very much Fats Navarro influenced. 

Strange the combination of Mingus constant pianist Neloms on acoustic piano and Ken Werner on Fender Rhodes. never heard something like that. 
From the bassists, I think I like George Mraz better. Eddie Gomez was a wonderful bassist, but if it comes to solos, it sounds like exercises, sorry. 

One downer is that the ensemble parts are not very together and the mix is a mess. The solos are very fine recorded, but not the ensemble playing.

The ballad Farwell Farwell is wonderful, a typical Mingus ballad which he also still recorded two months earlier on his last recording as a bassist. 
I like the tempo. Some players do ballads at  too slow pace, this is a fine slow fox tempo. Ricky Ford and Lee Konitz and Larry Coryell are wonderful on it. 


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