This record starts off with one of the underrated gems of the 1960s, an exciting matchup by tenors Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves. This is very much a jam session set, with "Salt And Pepper" being a heated medium-tempo blues and the two competitive tenors stretching out on "S'posin'" and a lengthy "Perdido." Actually, the most memorable selection from the date is the one on which Stitt switches to alto, "Stardust." His beautiful playing behind Gonsalves' warm melody statement raises the session to the classic level. Highly recommended to bebop and straight-ahead jazz fans.
Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone
Milt Hinton, bass
Osie Johnson, drums
Hank Jones, piano
Al Lucas, bass
1. Salt and Pepper
3. Theme from Lord Po the Flies
7. Lester Leaps In
9. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
11. Never ---SH!
12. My Mother's Eyes
13. I'm Getting Sentimental over You