The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level. This enjoyable straightahead CD is a reissue of the original LP.
Personnel: Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Idrees Sulieman (trumpet); Mal Waldron (piano); Doug Watkins (bass); Art Taylor (drums); Ray Barretto (congas).
01 Blue Gene
03 Blue Greens and Beans
04 Hip Tip