is best known as Wes Montgomery
's organist on and off in the late 1950s and '60s. He led few dates of his own until his rediscovery in the 1990s, so the CD reissue of this early jam session is quite welcome. Rhyne
leads an all-star sextet that also includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell
, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin
, pianist Gene Harris
(the piano and organ work quite well together), bassist Andy Simpkins
, and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath
. Each of the four basic tunes are at least eight-and-a-half minutes long, with all but one exceeding ten-and-a-half minutes. However, with four strong soloists, the music never slows down or loses its momentum. Highly recommended.