Tenor-saxophonist Bennie Wallace's
debut as a leader features the adventurous tenor in a trio with bassist Eddie Gomez
and drummer Eddie Moore
. This Lp (long overdue to be reissued on CD) has six Wallace
originals (including the title cut and "Yard 'N Newk" which borrows aspects of Charlie Parker
and Sonny Rollins
) plus melodic interpretations of "Chelsea Bridge" and "Trinkle Tinkle" and a warm rendition of "Flamingo." Even at the near-start of his career, Bennie Wallace's
sound, style and approach were fully formed.