was very strongly influenced by Lee Konitz
at this point in time. Doubling on alto and soprano, he does play quite well on a variety of standards, including "We'll Be Together Again" and "Milestones." The supporting cast is quite strong (trumpeter Claudio Roditi
, pianist Kenny Barron
, bassist Ron McClure
, drummer Ben Riley
and percussionist Rafael Cruz
), and overall, this is a fine hard bop set (not yet reissued on CD) that was a solid step forward for the saxophonist.