Reference: VJ 002 CD
Bar code: 8427328410021
At last the legendary Vee Jay recordings are being released on CD with the best possible sound. During recent years these classic jazz albums have appeared on CD in different countries, in compilations that mixed mono and stereo masters, with errors in the titles and a variable sound. Now, this present edition has been carefully chosen from the best sources, and each track has been digitally remastered in 24-Bit high resolution. These CDs represent a real treasure for jazz fans all over the world, and we feel certain that they will enjoy them.
"In 1957, drummer Walter Perkins formed a quintet, the MJT+3, that recorded four albums before breaking up in 1962. This CD reissue has the second record, and the first with the group's most famous line-up of trumpeter Willie Thomas, altoist Frank Strozier, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and the leader on drums [...]
Mabern and Strozier contributed originals. The band's style is not all that unusual, essentially hard bop, but it was well played and the group had its own sound. A fine example of MJT+3's work."
—Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)