This is a solid CD reissue that differs from most sets by pianist Red Garland in that, in addition to bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, he employs Ray Barretto on conga. The Latin flavor does not affect the music much (other than on the title cut), but Barretto does light a fire under the other musicians. In addition to the original five songs, a version of "Portrait of Jenny" from the same date is a bonus cut. A nice, swinging session.
Personnel: Red Garland (piano); Ray Barretto (congas); Paul Chambers (bass); Arthur Taylor (drums).
03 Oh, Lady Be Good
04 Exactly Like You
05 Mort's Report
06 Portrait of Jenny