This CD reissue of a Max Roach Riverside date is notable for featuring the great young trumpeter Booker Little and for utilizing Ray Draper's tuba as a melody instrument; tenor saxophonist George Coleman and bassist Art Davis complete the excellent quintet. Highlights include "It's You or No One," "You Stepped out of a Dream" and Roach's unaccompanied drum piece "Conversation." This is fine music from a group that was trying to stretch themselves beyond hard bop.
Personnel: Booker Little (tp) Ray Draper (tu) George Coleman, Sonny Rollins (ts) Art Davis, Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d)
01 You Stepped Out of a Dream
03 It's You or No One
04 Jodie's Cha-Cha
05 Deeds, Not Words
08 There Will Never Be Another You