Reference: FSRCD 490
Bar code: 8427328604901
This gathering of top notch soloists delivers an assortment of highly listenable sounds. Mann plays moving flute on five tracks and fluent tenor sax on three, while Phil Woods makes a vital contribution, blowing with biting authority and consistency. And, playing vibes throughout, often in Bird-driven fury, Eddie Costa is a gasser. The rhythm section on both dates has a ball, with guitarist Joe Puma swinging in the section and excellent in solo spots. All things considered, its a substantial cooking class all the way.