Pianist Wynton Kelly teams up with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a fine, advanced hard bop date. There are four originals (all virtually forgotten decades later) by Kelly, Shorter and Morgan but it is the lone standard, a playful version of "June Night" (which has some puckish Morgan trumpet), that is the standout. At 35 minutes, this CD reissue of a former LP is pretty brief, but what is here on the formerly rare session should satisfy collectors of the style.
Personnel: Wynton Kelly (piano); Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Paul Chambers (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
02 Mama "G"
03 June Night
04 What I Know