Guitarist Kenny Burrell, 25 at the time, is heard during one of his earlier sessions playing in his already recognizable straight-ahead style with a quintet that also features the underrated baritonist Cecil Payne, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Elvin Jones. This album is a bit brief in time (just over 36 minutes) but contains plenty of fine swinging on tunes such as "Don't Cry Baby," "Drum Boogie," "All of You" and Bud Powell's "Strictly Confidential." It's enjoyable music.
Personnel: Cecil Payne (bars) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Elvin Jones (d)
01 Don't Cry Baby
02 Drum Boogie
03 Strictly Confidential
04 All of You