"Although a strong avant-garde undercurrent flowed through his music, Rivers kept a foot planted firmly in post-bop and the blues on this impressive set of his originals including the fleet-footed title track, the hard-charging “Downstairs Blues Upstairs,” and the stunning ballad “Beatrice” which remains Rivers’ most beloved composition."
With an all-star lineup: Jaki Bayard, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams
2023 pressing, 180gm, part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series. Used, but NM. Little dent/crease on bottom right cover.