This is one of the great studio jam sessions. Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons is teamed up with trumpeter Art Farmer, altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Addison Farmer, drummer Art Taylor, and the congas of Candido for four lengthy selections. Best is "The Happy Blues," which has memorable solos and spontaneous but perfectly fitting riffing by the horns behind each others' solos. The other numbers ("The Great Lie," "Can't We Be Friends," and "Madhouse") are also quite enjoyable, making this a highly recommended set.
Personnel: Art Farmer (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Gene Ammons (ts) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Art Taylor (d) Candido Camero (cga)
01 The Happy Blues
02 The Great Lie
03 Can't We Be Friends?