Above-average swinging hard bop session by one of the leaders of the genre. Blue always brings a significant amount of soul to his playing, and this is no exception. "Avars" is a favorite track of ours over here.¬†Well worth checking out. Features Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Roy Brooks.
Used, 1984 repress on Riverside/Original Jazz Classics. Cover has a fair amount of edge-wear, slight bend on lower left, light mark where a price tag was peeled off, someone wrote "all nice pleasant tunes" on the back (ha!), but is in otherwise decent shape for a 35 year old copy. Vinyl is in excellent condition; some very light surface marks that are only visible when you make yourself look for them in a glare.